During this period when Hidalgo County is in a state of disaster, this daily update will be provided to give Hidalgo County employees a quick overview of developments that may help with the continuation of government operations. Please note that the numbers provided in this briefing reflect end of previous business day. If your department has any update needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Greg Abbott announced that Care.com is increasing in-home child care access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency. As part of this initiative, Care.com is offering 90 days of free, premium access to their services, along with specific portals for frontline workers and caregivers in Texas.
The city of Mission joins a growing list of local leaders requiring residents to cover their faces following a CDC recommendation. Mission’s Mayor Armando O’Cana posted the order on Twitter Sunday afternoon. A face covering will be required for Mission residents when they are out in a public setting.
The city said medical masks are not required, adding residents can use cloth material. According to the post on the City of Mission's Facebook page, the order is effective immediately.
Hidalgo County Update
Beginning Monday, April 6, the Public Affairs Department will begin daily Facebook Live Updates at 3 p.m. Please send any announcements regarding your precincts or department under the subject line: "Daily Update" to email@example.com.
Public Affairs Director Carlos Sanchez held an informative Q&A session on COVID-19 updates with Judge Richard F. Cortez. In case you missed it, click here to view.
Let's all do our part to minimize the risk of carrying, transmitting, or becoming infected with COVID-19. As the number of positive cases continues to rise, we must all do everything we can to protect ourselves and each other.