Cameron County congratulates the Boca Chica SpaceX team for accomplishing the most recent SN5 150m hop test. The late nights, the early mornings, the trials and tribulations, all have paid dividends on this momentous occasion which calls for celebration. SpaceX’s indomitable spirit exemplifies why humanity will reach one of its oldest goals: the exploration of faraway planets. The world looks forward to and anticipates your future successes.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County Resident. The 78-year old male was a resident of the Windsor Atrium and had been previously reported as a case for Cameron County. This report brings the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-three (23).
El Condado de Cameron en colaboracion con la Division de Manejo de Emergencias de Texas (TDEM), Servicios para la Salud y Humanos de Texas (DSHS) y el Departamento Militar de Texas, han designado dieciocho (18) sitios de pruebas COVID-19 a lo largo de quince ( 15) dias diferentes en el Condado de Cameron a partir del sabado 16 de Mayo del 2020 a Domingo 31 de Mayo del 2020.
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