COVID-19 Announcements & Press Releases

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24 Apr: Plan to Partially Re-Open Coastal and Community Parks
The following is a plan to partially reopen the Cameron County Park facilities, in accordance with the current Order issued by Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. The facilities and amenities being recommended for reopening foster activities, which can be closely monitored for compliance with current COVID-19 regulations. Park staff will work closely with law enforcement to ensure visitors are adhering to park rules and guidelines.
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24 Apr: Emergency Management Order Clarifying and Updating Lifting of Certain Restrictions
On April 20, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued an Emergency Management Order Extending Mandatory Countywide Shelter in Place with Lifting of Certain Restrictions based on guidance from state and local health authorities and the CDC. Effective today, April 24, 2020, an Emergency Management Order Clarifying and Updating Lifting of Certain Restrictions is ordered and shall commence on April 25, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and remain in effect until rescinded in writing by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr.
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23 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of two (2) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The residents were an 81 year old female and a 92 year old male from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. Both were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to fourteen (14) in Cameron County.
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22 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of three (3) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The residents were a 79 year old female and an 83 year old male from the Veranda Nursing Home and an 85 year old female resident from Windsor Atrium in Harlingen. All were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twelve (12) in Cameron County.
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21 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The residents were a 55 year old male and an 89 year old female from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. Both individuals passed away at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Both cases were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to nine (9) in Cameron County.
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20 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Seventh COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its seventh COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was a 51-year old female from the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was a previously reported case and is the third COVID-19 related death from the Windsor Atrium facility.
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18 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Sixth COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its sixth COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was an 82-year old female from the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. This is the second COVID-19 related death from the facility.
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17 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Fifth COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its fifth COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The 77-year old male was from Los Fresnos. This is the first COVID-19 related death of a community transmission case. The individual had been previously reported as a case for Cameron County.
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17 Apr: Outdoor Exercising
On April 7, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued the Supplemental Emergency Management Order and Recommendations Concerning Additional Travel Restrictions and Face Coverings due to the increasing concerns of a COVID-19 spike and outbreak in the U.S. In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), it was recommended to utilize a face mask/covering when out in public and that all travel deemed essential or necessary be limited to no more than two (2) individuals per vehicle, and when possible, be voluntarily limited to one (1) person per vehicle due to the CDC recommendation of social distancing not being possible in most vehicles.
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16 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Fourth COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its fourth COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was an 82-year old female from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen and passed away at the facility. The individual had been previously reported as a case for Cameron County.
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16 Apr: Outdoor Exercising
On April 7, 2020 Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued the Supplemental Emergency Management Order and Recommendations Concerning Additional Travel Restrictions and Face Coverings due to the increasing concerns of a COVID-19 spike and outbreak. in the U.S. In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), it was recommended to utilize a face mask/ covering when out in public and that all travel deemed essential or necessary be limited to no more than two (2) individuals per vehicle, and when possible, be voluntarily limited to one ( l) person per vehicle due to the CDC recommendation of social distancing not being possible in most vehicles.
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16 Apr: Essential Personal Activities
On April 7, 2020 Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued the Supplemental Emergency Management Order and Recommendations Concerning Additional Travel Restrictions and Face Coverings due to the increasing concerns of a COVID-19 spike and outbreak. in the U.S. In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), it was recommended to utilize a face mask/ covering when out in public and that all travel deemed essential or necessary be limited to no more than two (2) individuals per vehicle, and when possible, be voluntarily limited to one ( l) person per vehicle due to the CDC recommendation of social distancing not being possible in most vehicles.
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09 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County has received confirmation of its second and third COVID-19 related deaths. The two patients were 91-year old and 93-year old females residing at Veranda Nursing Home and Windsor Atrium, respectively, in Harlingen. Unfortunately, this increases the total of COVID-19 related deaths in the Rio Grande Valley to five (5).
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06 Apr: Public Notice That The First Amended Emergency Management Order With Mandatory Countywide Shelter In Place Remains In Effect
Today, April 6, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. announced the extension of the First Amended Emergency Management Order with Mandatory Countywide Shelter in Place for another two weeks until Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This order shall remain in effect due to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 in Cameron County and is extended for the best interest of the general public, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and is in place for the protection of life during this global health pandemic of COVID-19.
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06 Apr: Cameron County Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its first COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The patient was a 81-year old resident from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen and had been hospitalized at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Unfortunately, this is the second COVID-19 related death in the Rio Grande Valley.
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03 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
During today’s press conference, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr announced an additional nine (9) cases of COVID-19. The increase included seven (7) which are linked to the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen, consisting of 5 employees, one (1) 75 year-old patient from the facility and one (1) family member to an employee. This brings the total number of positive cases among employees at the nursing home to 9 of which 7 reside in Cameron County. One individual (an employee) is in the hospital and the rest are in self-isolation.
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01 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of eleven (11) additional cases of COVID-19. The cases include seven (7) individuals from Brownsville between the ages of 9 to 46 years old with 4 females and 3 males, including a nine year-old child. Four (4) of the seven (7) individuals were linked to two previously reported cases, while two are travel-related and one is community transmission. The other four remaining cases include a 36 year-old and a 43 year-old male from Harlingen with one having reported travel and the other identified as community-transmission case. A 66-year old female from San Benito and 29 year-old male from Rio Hondo were also reported, both as community transmission cases. This brings the total to 37 cases of COVID-19 in Cameron County.
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30 Mar: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of six (6) additional cases of COVID-19. These include five individuals from Harlingen, including four males between the ages of 29 – 65 and one (1) 52 year-old female. With the exception of a 36 year-old male who is linked to a case previously reported, they are all travel-related. The 6th case is an 18-year old female from Brownsville who is a community transmission case as she did not report any travel outside of Cameron County nor contact with another known COVID-19 case. All of the cases are in isolation. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cameron County to twenty-six (26).
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29 Mar: Cameron County Confirms Second Community Transmission Case
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of seven (7) additional cases of COVID-19, including a 43-year old male from Brownsville who reported no travel history outside of Cameron County nor any known exposure to another case. This is the second case of community transmission being reported in Cameron County.
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27 Mar: Three Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported in Cameron County
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of three additional cases of COVID-19. The cases include a 27 year-old male from Brownsville, a 44 year-old male from Laguna Vista and a 59-year old male from Los Fresnos. All cases are traveled-related and are in isolation. These cases bring the total of COVID-19 cases in Cameron County to thirteen (13).
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26 Mar: Cameron County’s First Amended Emergency Management Order With Mandatory Shelter In Place
Effective March 25, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. ordered and issued the First Amended Emergency Management Order with Mandatory Countywide Shelter in Place. This Order is to protect from the significant threats of COVID-19 to life, health and property of residents in Cameron County and in accordance and conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020 and subsequent orders.
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25 Mar: Cameron County Confirms Additional Travel Related COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of three additional travel-related cases of COVID-19. The cases include a 20 year-old male from Rancho Viejo, a 21 year-old male from Brownsville and a 21 year-old female from Brownsville. All cases report having traveled out of the United States and are currently under home isolation. These cases are linked to the first travel-related case of Cameron County.
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25 Mar: Cameron County Confirms Seventh COVID-19 Case
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation that a 40 year-old male from Rio Hondo has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently under home isolation. This is the seventh COVID-19 case in Cameron County. The individual did not report any recent travel outside of Cameron County.
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23 Mar: CAMERON COUNTY’S THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ORDER WITH MANDATORY COUNTYWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE
Effective today March 23, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered and mandated a county-wide shelter in place to protect the significant threats of COVID-19 to life, health and property of residents in Cameron County. The third supplemental emergency management order is established on behalf of all of Cameron County and in accordance and conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020 and subsequent orders.
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21 Mar: Cameron County Confirms Four More Travel Related COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of four additional travel-related cases of COVID-19. The cases include a 57 year-old female from Harlingen, a 20 year-old male from Brownsville, a 21 year-old male from Rancho Viejo, and a 20 year-old female from Brownsville. All cases report having traveled out of the United States. The individuals are currently under home isolation. The 57-year old female is not linked to either of the first two travel-related cases reported in Cameron County, while it appears the other three cases are related to the first travel-related case reported in Cameron County.
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21 Mar: Extension of Covid-19 Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency
Effective today March 21, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., with the advice and consent of Commissioners' Court has ordered an extension of the COVID-19 Declaration of Local Disaster for the Public Health Emergency issued and signed on March 16, 2020. This order is issued as an emergency measure and pursuant to the 418 .108 et seq. of the Government Code and the Cameron County Emergency Management Plan to protect the significant threats to life, health and property due to COVID-19.
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21 Mar: Cameron County Confirms SECOND Travel-Related COVID-19 Case
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of the second travel-related case of COVID-19. An 81-year old male from Harlingen tested positive after traveling to Florida. On March 19, the patient was tested due to symptoms of cough, congestion, and fever. Cameron County Public Health received laboratory confirmation March 20. The individual is currently under home isolation. This individual is not linked to the first travel-related case.
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20 Mar: Second Supplemental Order and Recommendation
In conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020, and out of an abundance of caution to limit or reduce the spread of COVID-19 to Cameron County, I hereby issue the following Second Supplemental Emergency Management Order & Recommendation in my capacity as Cameron County Judge with the advice and consent of Commissioners Court:
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20 Mar: Cameron County’s Second Supplemental Emergency Management Orders & Recommendations
Effective today March 20, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered and recommended requirements for occupancy of premises and travel restrictions/ movement of people. The second supplemental emergency management order is established on behalf of all of Cameron County and in accordance and conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020 and subsequent orders.
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19 Mar: Cameron County Confirms First Travel-Related COVID-19 Case
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of the first travel-related case of COVID-19. A 21-year old male from Rancho Viejo tested positive after traveling to Ireland and Spain between March 5 – March 12. On March 18, the patient presented himself at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen with symptoms of fever and cough where he was tested. Cameron County Public Health received laboratory confirmation today, March 19.
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19 Mar: County Clerk – Covid-19
Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 the Cameron County Clerk's Office will be limiting public facing services by requiring use of various remote access services in order to protect the public and employees from potential exposure to the virus.
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18 Mar: Bridge Operations are to Remain the Same
Effective 7:00 PM today, March I 6, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered the closure of County Parks and County beach access areas. The following parks and beach access areas will be closed to the public until further notice.
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16 Mar: Passports Closure for March
Effective today, The Office of the District Clerk will not be accepting passports applications for the Month of March 2020 or until further notice. For immediate assistance, please call the U.S. Department of State at 1-877-487-2778
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16 Mar: Jury Cancellation – Update
NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE JURORS SUMMONED FOR MARCH 23, 2020 The Cameron County District Judges have ordered to cancel all Jury panels summoned for the Month of March until further notice.
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13 Mar: Jury Cancellation
Juries for the remainder of March are cancelled. This action is being taken pursuant to the recommendation made by the office of Court Administration. Attached you will find a copy of the recommendation. If you have any questions, please advise.