CPS ENERGY EMPLOYEE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
San Antonio – Texas (May 8, 2020) – CPS Energy has learned that one of our team members tested positive for COVID-19. We were notified on May 7, 2020, the same day the employee was tested. We remain supportive of our employee and the employee’s family members. The affected employee is recovering at home. Personal information, including specific health data, will not be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
This team member does not have customer-facing duties and last reported to a CPS Energy facility more than 14 days ago. We do not anticipate this development to significantly impact our business operations.
Aligned to our People First foundation, we remain committed to everyone’s safety. Accordingly, a thorough review of the individual’s interactions with co-workers was completed. CPS Energy notified the applicable employees and continues to take appropriate actions to mitigate the potential transmission of the virus.
As a proactive, preventative measure, beginning March 27, 2020, CPS Energy enabled more than a third of our workforce, approximately 1,200 team members, to work remotely. This measure has improved social distancing throughout CPS Energy and across our community. Our 3,100 essential team members remain focused and dedicated to keeping all the needed energy flowing to our metropolitan community of almost 2 million people.
About CPS Energy
Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to 840,750 electric and 352,585 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers’ combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities – while generating $7 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development and educational investment. True to our People First philosophy, we are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees’ volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation. www.cpsenergy.com