Hidalgo County orders COVID-19 patients to stay home, expected to implement new restrictions on Monday

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Source: Hidalgo County Facebook

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas — As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses in Hidalgo County, local leaders are implementing orders for residents.

On Sunday, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez confirmed in a Facebook livestream that the county has an additional one thousand COVID-19 cases and 17 more deaths from the virus.

Cortez also revealed that new restrictions would be placed on residents on Monday, although, he did not specify what these would be.

However, Hidalgo County health officials specified that a health authority order is issued for all residents of the county.

The order states that if you or a household member has tested positive for COVID-19, you must abide by county guidelines which include quarantining for 14 days, not allowing visitors to your home, and making a list of people you have come in contact with.

The full order can be found here.

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