BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) — Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., held a press conference on June 30 to provide COVID-19 updates.
At the press conference, Treviño went over the latest COVID-19 numbers in the county. Health officials also discussed the response from health facilities. All reinforced the social distancing guidelines set by the authorities.
Some of the speakers at the news conference included officials from hospitals in the county.
Monday, Judge Treviño issued an order setting a curfew and closing county beaches. Facial coverings continue to be required in business. County authorities also ask that residents use a mask when out in public.
Social distancing and sanitary practices are also recommended by the officials.
“We are asking everyone, unless you have the absolute necessity to leave your house, please shelter at home,” said Treviño.
Treviño added that the decision came after the increase in cases and the effect it is having on local hospitals.
It was also mentioned that it has been noted some individuals are afraid to report they have tested positive. Treviño said there should be no stigma around those who get positive results.
“This is not gonna end next week, this is not gonna end next month…” said Treviño. “we have to modify our behavior… Many of us have stopped shaking hands and giving a hug or reaching out. It’s hard, but we can do it.”
Watch the video for full press conference.