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.

(956) 24/7-3650

Latest News

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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Testing Links

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

Cases

CAMERON COUNTY COVID-19 STATISTICS

Cameron County Public Health

As of October 23, 2020 8:10 AM

Positive

23,937

Recovered

21,706

Deaths

1,075

* Please see the following links for definitions:
– RiskCategories-TravelersFlightCrewsContacts

– LHDMonitoringGuidance-TravCommExposure

**Governor’s Executive Order:
– Executive Order No. GA-10

U.S. Cases

Cases have been identified in growing number of other international locations. Cases in the USA are reported mostly in travelers returning from the above mentioned locations.

Global Cases

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Cases have been identified in growing number of other international locations. There are more than 100k cases worldwide and that number is expected to continue growing.

Press Release

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Latest News

Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas

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. For more details Click Here

Restaurant Guidelines for Reopening  Click Here

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.

Orders

Review our Current and Past Orders by Clicking the button(s) below. 

Resources

Cameron County Resources for the Public

Dont Touch Your face Dont Touch Your face
Clean & Disinfect Clean & Disinfect
Dont Touch Your face Dont Touch Your face

Convalescent Plasma Donation

Video

Coronavirus Presentation

Commissioners’ Court video presentation by James W. Castillo II, MD, Cameron County Health Authority.

Video Presentation as of 02/04/2020

Information

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Coronavirus

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. 

Personal Risk

  1. 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?

  2. Do you have a fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms?

If you answered yes to BOTH questions, contact your primary physician. 

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Safety Measures

  • 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.

Helpful Links

Here are some helpful links for Professionals and General Public