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Hidalgo County judge says he's concerned some businesses aren't operating safely

4 months 1 week 20 hours ago Monday, July 20 2020 Jul 20, 2020 July 20, 2020 5:55 AM July 20, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Sunday that he's concerned some local businesses aren't taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

"Businesses still continue to operate unsafely," Cortez said Sunday afternoon during a Facebook discussion hosted by Hidalgo County. "Some operate safe, but some do not."

Cortez and Dr. Ivan Melendez, the Hidalgo County health authority, said they witnessed large crowds at a local flea market on Sunday, which concerned them.

Education about safe business practices is critical to controlling the coronavirus pandemic, Cortez said.

"We're going to have to learn to continue with our business efforts in this pandemic," Cortez said.

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