Cameron County reissues shelter-in-place order, curfew, and other mandates

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CAMERON COUNTY, Texas — With the threat of COVID-19 still present in the Rio Grande Valley, local authorities are mandating orders to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Cameron County officials announced they are extending emergency management through August 10 which enforces a shelter-in-place order, mandatory facial coverings, and other orders.

This order, named the Second Amended Emergency Management Order, was originally issued on June 29 before being extended on July 10 and again on July 24.

Cameron County is issuing a shelter-in-place recommendation for all residents for the remainder of this order’s tenure.

Additionally, the order enforces a curfew for all residents. Persons 17 and under have a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., meanwhile, persons 18 and older have a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

However, several “essential travel” reasons are excluded from this order, including travel for employment purposes, medical care, educational work, and more.

Social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.

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