Pharr votes to extend emergency order; plans discussed for safe reopening of businesses

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Source: City of Pharr Facebook

PHARR, Texas – In a recent city commission meeting Pharr city leaders approved an order to continue the declaration of disaster and public health emergency for the city.

In a press release by the city, Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez announced to the public that the city is exploring plans to safely re-open the economy of Pharr.

Those guidelines are based on guidance and recommendations provided by Governor Greg Abbott and following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

The release continues to say the city will be identifying and obtaining feedback and input from businesses in a variety of industries, to see how they plan to safely open up their businesses in accordance with the health and safety guidelines provided by local, county, state, and federal authorities and to ensure the health and safety of all residents, especially those most vulnerable and at risk of contracting COVID-19.

Physical distancing measures, work-safe measures, and sanitary measures are among the guidelines that must be adhered to in order to ensure the safety and welfare of all patrons.

Mayor Hernandez stated, “We will be working with our business community because we want to know how you plan to safely open up your business, following the COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.”

Without giving a specific timeline, Mayor Hernandez wanted to assure the community that plans are in the works to safely and responsibly re-open Pharr’s economy, soon, said the release.

“We’re being proactive, we’re going to do what’s right, and we are going to move forward in a smart and responsible manner,” he added

  

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