Brownsville lowers COVID-19 threat level from significant to moderate

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Brownsville has lowered its COVID-19 threat matrix from significant (level 3) to moderate (level 2), according to a city press release.

Officials say a threat level of 2 means residents should remain vigilant, continue to wear a mask and use proper hand-washing techniques.

The lowering of the Threat Matrix level comes in time for Brownsville’s annual Charro Days celebration. Officials announced the event would resume in-person festivities after being canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic.

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“Charro Days represents the vibrancy of cultures in Texas and Mexico. We are so proud of the members of our community who are doing their part to get vaccinated and wear masks that we are able to lower the level of the Threat Matrix just in time for the celebration,” said the Mayor of Brownsville. , Trey Mendez, in the press release. “I want to remind everyone that the pandemic is not over yet. Please continue to be vigilant. If you feel sick, get tested and stay home. »

Brownsville previously raised the COVID-19 threat matrix from moderate to significant in January, citing an increase in positive coronavirus infections in the city.

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For more information about the Brownsville COVID-19 Threat Matrix, contact Brownsville Public Health Director Dr. Arturo Rodriguez by email or by calling 956-542-3437.

Brownsville residents can call the COVID-19 hotline at 956-394-0012, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City officials are urging residents to remain vigilant and continue practicing sanitation practices.

For more information and updates on immunization clinics in Brownsville, visit www.btxcares.com.

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