By Gaige Davila
Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., has ordered the closure of Cameron County’s parks and beach accesses and has issued a curfew for 12 days, starting Tuesday.
The orders, issued on June 29, will run from June 30 to July 13. The county’s beach parks and accesses will close at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
“The closure of the parks and beach accesses are being undertaken out of an abundance of caution for the protection of public safety due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” Treviño said in a press release announcing the closures.
Vehicular traffic to the county beach parks and beach accesses on South Padre Island is not allowed, but people can still walk along and sit on the beach.
City beach accesses along Gulf Boulevard are still open to the public.
A full list of the parks and accesses closed can be found here.
For anyone 17 and under, the curfew is in place between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. For those 18 and older, the curfew runs from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
As of today, Port Isabel has 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Laguna Vista has 3, and South Padre Island has 7.
In total, Cameron County has 2,296 cases of COVID-19, with 1,466 recovering from the disease. Fifty-five people have died from COVID-19 in Cameron County.