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..
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.
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