Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez met with 18 area mayors, or their representatives, to share details regarding the county’s state of preparedness for the coronavirus.
Essentially it was laid out to answer any questions that the municipalities had,” said Carlos Sanchez, spokesman for Cortez. “While certainly the larger municipalities were present, we really had the idea of dealing with smaller municipalities, which have fewer resources.”
Hidalgo County leaders discuss protocols to respond to possible COVID-19 cases.
Hidalgo County leaders met to discuss plans and preparations for any possible coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
There are four levels of preparedness. The Rio Grande Valley is at a Level 3, enhanced operations when there is activity outside the area and preparations begin. Level 1 is considered a public emergency.
County Judge Richard Cortez met with mayors from all 22 cities in the county. They spoke about protocols in case the Valley were to reach a Level 2, when an individual is infected in the area.