The Alamo and Mercedes flea markets announced Tuesday they will close.
According to a statement on their website, both markets will close on Wednesday and will reopen Tuesday, March 31.
The announcement comes after Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced he would be signing a seven day disaster declaration.
State health officials mostly tilled old ground in a press conference here Wednesday, even as the confirmed number of Texas coronavirus cases rose to 83 with three deaths reported.
“In Public Health Region 11, the Valley, they are the toughest and most resilient in the nation,” Prot said. “If any place can handle the coronavirus, it is Public Health Region 11.”