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City of Brownsville moves to Level 3 on COVID-19 threat matrix

2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, August 04 2021 Aug 4, 2021 August 04, 2021 10:39 AM August 04, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital

A recent rise in COVID-19 positive cases is causing the city to move to Level 3 on its COVID-19 Threat Matrix, according to a news release from the city of Brownsville.  

The threat matrix is to ensure that the city, along with local health partners and authorities, work together to protect the community, while also monitoring multiple factors such as new hospital admissions, transmission rates, positive cases, and current ICU and ventilator patients, the release stated.

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Under the Level 3 guidance, the public is recommended to do the following:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals should continue to protect themselves by wearing a mask when partaking in gatherings/meetings, traveling, dining, or shopping, if they are unable to socially distance. 
  • Partially or unvaccinated individuals should avoid large meetings, travel, dining, and shopping, unless deemed essential. Masks should be worn when performing any of these necessary activities.  
  • Community members should minimize contact with those outside of their immediate household, limiting gatherings to ten people, and avoiding any medium or large meetings.  
  • Proper handwashing and hand sanitation should be performed as needed to minimize the spread of the virus. 

The release noted that the best line of defense against the disease is the Covid vaccine. According to a Tuesday news release from the county, nearly 70% of eligible Cameron County residents are fully vaccinated.

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