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Rio Grande City extends disaster order amid COVID-19

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Rio Grande City, Texas (KVEO)—The city of Rio Grande City extended a local disaster order after commissioners discussed and approved it Monday.

Cities across the Rio Grade Valley have issued and extended disaster declarations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The City’s Disaster Declaration will remain in effect until July 24.

The previously enacted curfew will be revoked, however the Mayor encourages and recommends that people shelter-at-home. Unless, they are essential workers.

The Mayor also says to minimize social gatherings, in person contact and wash hands regularly.

Businesses are required to practice a health and safety police, which means that all employees and visitors must wear face coverings.

The order also adds that people shall not visit nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long term facilities.

As of Monday, a total of 373 people have tested for COVID-19 positive in Starr County.

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