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Hidalgo County temporarily closes Edinburg Tax Office after employee tests positive for the coronavirus

7 months 20 hours 47 minutes ago Friday, June 26 2020 Jun 26, 2020 June 26, 2020 6:05 AM June 26, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Hidalgo County will spend Friday cleaning and sanitizing the Edinburg Tax Office after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tax Assessor-Collector Pablo "Paul" Villarreal Jr. announced on Thursday that an employee at the Edinburg Tax Office tested positive for COVID-19.

"The employee is in isolation, receiving the necessary care, and will not return to work until the employee has met the guidelines established by the CDC," according to a news release from Hidalgo County, which referenced COVID-19 guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the Edinburg Tax Office is closed, substations in Mission, McAllen, Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Weslaco and Elsa remain open.

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