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Hidalgo County judge asks authorities to step up enforcement of shelter-at-home order

2 months 5 days 5 hours ago Tuesday, March 31 2020 Mar 31, 2020 March 31, 2020 4:36 PM March 31, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez is asking law enforcement from across the Rio Grande Valley to step up their enforcement of the county's shelter-at-home orders.

“We know there is a tsunami coming,” Cortez said. “It hasn’t hit us yet. If there is anything we can do to mitigate this it is stronger enforcement on the orders.”

According to a release, Cortez says some residents are not taking the order seriously. The Cameron County judge, during a briefing Tuesday, echoed the same concern.

The judge says all residents need to protect themselves or risk potentially overwhelming local health systems.

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