According to Judge Cortez. after issuing the stay-at-home order 2 weeks ago, the number of cases started to drop. He is now asking the public to continue following his recommendations.
“This virus is transmitted from person to person so if we have separation, pysical separation, from one and other the chances of you getting infected are very very low.”Judge Richard Cortez-Hidalgo Co.
Judge Cortez adds people over the age of 65 are strongly encouraged to stay at home, curfew will be from 10 PM until 5 AM for everyone 18 and over..traveling should be limited….
“Don’t travel if you don’t have to. Travel should be limited for two persons per vehicle for obtaining essential services or no more then 4 persons for vehicle.”
Cortez says on of the main issues in our county are outdoor gatherings of 10 people or more, which is prohibited.
“We need to stop that let’s stop that for a while. We need to make that sacrifice just a little bit longer so we can beat this darn thing together.”
The judge is asking non-essential businesses that remain open should continue following the safety measures.
“If you are in business, protect your employees by wearing having physical distance, wearing facial coverings and sanitize regularly.”
As ordered by the governor, bars should be closed unless serving curbside or pick-up.
The new order will remain in effect until August 19th. Officials are asking the public to continue following medical experts advice to shelter at home, wear a face mask and practice good hygiene. If you have questions regarding these regulations contact The Hidalgo County Hotline at (956) 292-7765.