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.
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CAMERON COUNTY COVID-19 STATISTICS
Cameron County Public Health
As of July 4, 2020 6:00 PM
As of July 3, 2020
Cameron County Public Health
Emergency Operation Center
City Of Brownsville Drive-Thru
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Open Texas Checklists
Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller: The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
Effective May 5, 2020
- Individuals (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Special Guidance for Texans Over 65
- All Employers and Employees
- Churches and Places of Worship
- Church / Worship Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Low-COVID-19 Counties (No Revisions)
- Movie Theaters (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Movie Theater Customers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Museums and Libraries (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Museum and Library Visitors (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Outdoor Sports Participants
- Parks / Beaches / Bodies of Water (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Restaurants (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Restaurant Customers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Retailers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Retail Customers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Single Person Offices
- Wedding Reception Venues
- Wedding Reception Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Wedding Venues
- Wedding Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
From the Texas Education Agency
Effective May 8, 2020
Effective May 18, 2020
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)