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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.