Cameron County COVID-19 Helpline
Cameron County Public Health has activated a call center for information, questions, and guidance specific for COVID-19 in Cameron County. Lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Cameron County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Consent Forms
In order to be vaccinated at a Cameron County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, a form of identification is required. The COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form and Disaster Information Retention Consent Form must be completed. Forms found below.
Para poder ser vacunado por el departamento to Salud Publica del Condado de Cameron, una forma de identificación es requerida. El Consentimiento de Vacunas COVID-19 y el Formulario de Consentimiento de Retención de Información Sobre el Desastre deberán completarse antes de la vacunación. Formas se encuentran a continuación.
COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form
Disaster Information Retention Consent Form
Consentimiento de Vacunas COVID-19
FORMULARIO DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE RETENCIÓN DE INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL DESASTRE
COVID-19 School Reporting Response Plan
In response to the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cameron County Public Health has developed the COVID-19 School Reporting Response Plan. The primary purpose of this document is to provide school districts a system for reporting a student and/or staff who has been identified as having tested positive for COVID-19..
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CITY OF BROWNSVILLE
CAMERON COUNTY COVID-19 STATISTICS
Cameron County Public Health
As of January 19 , 2021 8:15 AM
Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas
Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are now updated consistent with this order..
The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10.
Restaurant Guidelines for Reopening Click Here
Cameron County Resources for the Public
Commissioners’ Court video presentation by James W. Castillo II, MD, Cameron County Health Authority.
Video Presentation as of 02/04/2020
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that are commonly found in humans and many animal species. This virus is capable of animal to human transmission (known as zoonosis), however this is a rare event. Examples of this process include MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV and this new virus SARS-CoV-2.
This novel Coronavirus, and its associated disease COVID-19, first appeared in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in late December. Since its arrival COVID-19 has spread to many international locations, including the United States and Texas. Due to its increasing dissemination Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the USA.
Have you traveled to or been in contact with someone who traveled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea or Japan in the last 2 weeks?
Do you have a fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms?
If you answered yes to BOTH questions, contact your primary physician.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face if you are near someone ill.
- Avoid going out when you are ill.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; then throw tissue in the trash.
- Stay home when you are sick. If you require medical attention, call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
Here are some helpful links for Professionals and General Public
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC FAQ
- PUI Criteria – Current criteria for establishing a Person Under Investigation.
- Risk Assessment – Definition of Risk Levels as well as actionable steps for each category.
- Clinical Guidance – Information regarding: clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.
- Exposure of a Healthcare Professional
- Home Care – Information regarding the coordination of home care and isolation.
- Infection Prevention for Obstetricians – Information specific to obstetric considerations in patients with COVID-19.
- Public Health – Information regarding PPE and procedures for residential monitoring.
- Laboratories – Information regarding the collection, handling and storage of clinical specimens.
World Health Organization (WHO)
- Patient Management – Information regarding procedures for both patient and family members during residential isolation.
- Infection Prevention and Control – Information regarding procedures for infection prevention in a healthcare setting including lack of a negative pressure room.
- Laboratory Guidance – Information regarding the collection, handling and storage of clinical specimens.
- DSHS Guidance for EMS Transporting Confirmed or Suspected COVID‑19 Patients (PDF, V.3.0, released 5/08/2020)