The Hidalgo County Clerk's office is preparing to transition into stage two of its three-stage plan, which will lead to increased separation between the public and the county clerk staff.
The staff will limit the number of residents entering the building while servicing only one person at a time.
Hidalgo County issues mandatory curfew starting Monday night
Hidalgo County has ordered an emergency stay-at-home curfew, starting Monday night, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
A copy of the order, signed by County Judge Arturo Guajardo and shared on Twitter by state Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, states the curfew does not apply to essential employees, like first responders, or people traveling directly to essential establishments, like grocery stores or hospitals. Local law enforcement will be authorized to enforce the curfew, violations of which are punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or six months in jail, according to the order.