Cameron County asks residents to continue practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings

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Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño at a press conference.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño is holding a press conference to give on update on the counties response to COVID-19.

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At the conference, Treviño mentioned that, in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s order, barbershops and hair, nail and other types of salons would be allowed to open at 25% capacity on May 8.

Treviño mentioned that this, however, would still involve social distancing and that although not enforced, facial coverings are highly recommended by the county.

He also mentioned that several members of the community have reached out concerned over the number of individuals that are attending the beach.

Treviño said the first weekend the county beaches reopened, he noticed that individuals were using facial coverings and implementing social distancing. However, this past weekend the same level of caution from visitors was not there.

He reminds the public that the virus is still in the RGV and that cases are still being reported in the county, with 11 new cases being reported Tuesday.

Health officials at the press conference also enforced the importance of continuing to be cautious.

The judge is asking the community to avoid large gatherings and to continue being vigilant when it comes to safety.

“Even though there’s no longer a mandate of a shelter-in-place, I’m asking each and every one of you, if you don’t need to be out of the house, don’t leave the house. If you do need to leave the house, wear a facial covering, practice social distancing,’ said Treviño.

Treviño also addressed schools now being allowed to have graduations after June 1.

According to Treviño, the Brownsville Independent School District has announced they are looking into plans to hold graduation for their students.

“I certainly understand the desire to get back to normalcy and celebrating your child or friend or student’s high school graduation…I would caution all the superintendents and the school districts to be mindful,” said Treviño. “I’ll be speaking to the superintendent to find out what their plans are, to make sure that they follow the governor’s guidelines.”

Watch the entire press conference below:

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