Hidalgo County seeks extension for FEMA COVID testing site in Edinburg

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 01 2022 Feb 1, 2022 February 01, 2022 10:13 PM February 01, 2022 in News - Local

Hidalgo County emergency managers are waiting to see if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will keep their COVID-19 testing site open in the city of Edinburg past Friday. 

Coming back from his second bout of COVID-19, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez says he saw the need to request a two-week extension of the FEMA testing site. 

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"I try to take every precaution I can, and I still got it," Cortez said. "So, we know that it's very contagious. So, the more services we provide for our people, the better off we're going to be." 

Even with fewer people testing daily at the FEMA site, Cortez says it can still make a difference in Texas' 8th largest county. 

Watch the video above for the full story. 


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