U.S. Customs and Border Protection reopened its McAllen Centralized Processing Center after closing it temporarily on Tuesday.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on May 21, medical staff at the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) in McAllen identified 32 individuals who tested positive for influenza. To avoid the spread of illness, the Rio Grande Valley Sector temporarily suspended intake operations at the CPC.
“The U.S. Border Patrol moved swiftly to mitigate the spread of any illness, including sterilizing the facility, conducting medical assessments of all individuals and providing treatment on site or in local hospitals as appropriate,” according to U.S. Customs release. “The CPC has resumed normal operations.”
McAllen Centralized Processing Center suspending intake operations due to illness reports
The McAllen Central Processing center has suspended intake operations due to reports of illness at the facility.
According to Dustin D. Araujo, Special Operations Supervisor with RGV Sector HQ, a large number of subjects in custody have high fevers who are also displaying signs of a flu-related illness.
To prevent the spread of the illness, officials have suspended intake operations at the facility.
We’re told individuals apprehended in the RGV Sector will be held at other locations until the situation is resolved.
Officials said that medical staff are currently working to provide all subject with proper medical treatment.