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Cameron County order issued after rising COVID-19 cases

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By Nelda Briones | LFN

On January 8th Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. issued its twelfth amended emergency management order. Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. received word from the Texas Department of State Health Services indicating that our Region Trauma Service Area V has exceeded 15 % of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage total of hospital capacity for seven consecutive days.


With COVID-19 spreading quickly after the holidays and an increase in hospitalizations Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has decided to close all bars and similar establishments that hold a permit from TABC and are not restaurants. They may no longer offer on-premise service and must remained closed until such time. As for restaurants they may remain open but only operate at 50 percent.


All social gatherings still must continue not to exceed groups of more than 10 persons that are not members of a single family may not assemble socially whether indoors or outdoors. Face coverings must be worn by all people 10 years or older shall in a public place or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers.


As a reminder, face coverings do not need to be worn when exercising or engaging in outside physical activities, while driving alone or with passengers who are part of the same household, when doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety or security risk.


Also, while pumping gas, operating outdoor equipment or when actively consuming food or drink. You could find all the updated information on the county’s website at www.cameroncounty.us.

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