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. 

(956) 247-3650

Press Release


Our Clinics

Vaccination Rates

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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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.


Coronavirus Presentation

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.