April 5, 2020
Cities throughout Hidalgo County began implementing more stringent requirements for those out in public as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to grow.
On Sunday, the cities of Mission and Elsa announced orders requiring the use of masks for people traveling outside their own dwelling.
April 25, 2020
At least four Valley cities and one county have begun ordering residents to wear masks or some sort of face covering when out in public.
The cities of Mercedes, Mission, Edinburg, Palmview, and Elsa are enforcing the new restrictions, as is Starr County. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has indicated he may sign a modified shelter-at-home order this week that will add the mask mandate.