County-wide shelter-in-place order ends Friday

Judge recommends former mandated orders still be followed

By Gaige Davila
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Cameron County’s shelter-in-place order, first enacted on March 25, and the 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, will effectively end on Friday, May 1.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. announced the end of the county mandate, which had been scheduled to end on May 4, during an April 29 press conference.

Previous mandated, county-wide restrictions will now operate as recommendations, Trevino said, saying the county is respecting Governor Abbott’s executive order.

Treviño is strongly recommending people still follow social distancing and previous guidelines, fearing a second wave of COVID-19 in Cameron County.

Treviño said visitors to Cameron County coastal parks over the weekend were compliant with the park’s guidelines and had not overloaded the park.

Port Isabel’s confirmed COVID-19 cases still stands at 3, with neighboring Laguna Vista with one case. South Padre Island has no confirmed cases.

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    • A Z on April 29, 2020 at 11:39 am
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    There was 2 cases husband and wife staying at Sangria Condo unit diagnosed in March.

    1. Hello,

      We broke the story of the two residents at Sangria Condominiums testing positive for COVID-19. Because they were not residents of South Padre Island, or Cameron County, and had contracted the disease outside of the Rio Grande Valley, they were not counted in the official tally of confirmed cases in Cameron County.

      Read more here: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/03/18/two-spi-visitors-test-positive-for-covid-19/

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      Gaige Davila
      Editor

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