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

Latest News

Cases

CAMERON COUNTY COVID-19 STATISTICS

As of September 17, 2021 8:30 am

Total Tested

145,631

Positive

51,218

Negative

90,234

Deaths

1,865

Recovered

46,973

Antigens Recovered

10,132

Total calls recived for Wednesday 9/16/2021

9

cameron county vaccination rates September 17 2021

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People and Links to Other CDC Updates

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..

Get Plan By Clicking Here:

Testing Links

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

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.

Governor

Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are now updated consistent with this order..

The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10.

Restaurant Guidelines for Reopening  Click Here

Resources

Cameron County Resources for the Public

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