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Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19.

As of now, researchers know that the new coronavirus is spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The droplets generally do not travel more than a few feet, and they fall to the ground (or onto surfaces) in a few seconds — this is why physical distancing is effective in preventing the spread.

 It appears that symptoms are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus.  The following are some COVID-19 symptoms below.  In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • New fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose

There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC, whereas medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers.  A self-checker is available below to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

Johns Hopkins Self-Checker CDC Self- Checker DRIVE THRU TESTING SITE MAP

Last updated on 02.24.21
Total Cases Across U.S Total Deaths
Across U.S
Hidalgo  Hidalgo Testing
27,993,504 498,993 Confirmed Cases 2,264,763 Confirmed Cases
+55,419 New Cases +1,578 New Deaths Newly Reported Fatalities
Total Death

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick:
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around people who don’t live with you. Masks work best when everyone wears one.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid unventilated indoor spaces. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors.
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19 when it’s your turn.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • Stay home except to get medical help.
  • Separate yourself from other people.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • If you are sick, wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all "high-touch" surfaces daily.
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COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection, but with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes as well as B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus in the future.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to produce T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes after vaccination. Therefore, it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and then get sick because the vaccine did not have enough time to provide protection.

Sometimes after vaccination, the process of building immunity can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.

Currently, there are three main types of COVID-19 vaccines that are or soon will be undergoing large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials in the United States. Below is a description of how each type of vaccine prompts our bodies to recognize and protect us from the virus that causes COVID-19. None of these vaccines can give you COVID-19.

-mRNA vaccines 
-Protein subunit vaccines
-Vector vaccines

Beginning in January, Texas established large vaccination sites or hubs around the state. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment. Providers will focus on vaccinating areas and populations hardest hit by COVID‑19.

Phase 1A and 1B individuals are eligible to receive a vaccine at these hubs, regardless of where they reside.

  • Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities.
  • Phase 1B: People over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
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Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has issued a disaster declaration for Hidalgo County , below you can read more on each different order taking effect. You can read more on these new orders here

Mayor Richard Molina has also follow suit with orders for the City of Edinburg  in order to aide the community at a delicate state at the moment. You can read below:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 —ORDER 2020-01
Friday, March 20, 2020  —  Order No. 2020-02 
Monday, March 23, 2020 — Order No. 2020-03 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020  —Order No. 2020-04 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020- Order No. 2020-09
Friday,  June 05, 2020- Order No. 2020-10 
Thursday, June 18, 2020- Order No. 2020-11
Tuesday, June 30, 2020- Order No. 2020-12
Friday,  April 3, 2020 -- Order No. 2020-05
Thursday, April 30, 2020- Order No. 2020-06 
Thursday, May 7,2020-Order No. 2020-07
Monday, May 18, 2020- Order No. 2020-08.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020- Order No. 2020-13
Monday, August 24, 2020- Order No. 2020-15
Tuesday, October 27, 2020- Order No. 2020-16

You must have an approved plan to be in business!
As per orders from the City of Edinburg's Mayor Richard Molina, non-essential bussinesses who want to reopen for bussiness must not only follow guidelines and regulations mandated by the orders here , but they must also submit required forms below.

Please fill the following form and submit  to WorkSafePlan@cityofedinburg.com. If you have issues downloading the form, please download here for any other inquiries, please contact  City of Edinburg's Help Line at (956) 259-HELP (4357).

¡Debe tener un plan aprobado para tener su negocio abierto!

Según las órdenes del Alcalde de la Ciudad de Edinburg, Richard Molina, los negocios no esenciales que desean reabrir para negocios no solo deben seguir las guías y regulaciones establecidas por las órdenes aquí, sino que también deben presentar los formularios requeridos a continuación. 

Complete el siguiente formulario y envíelo a WorkSafePlan@cityofedinburg.com. Si tiene problemas para descargar el formulario, descárguelo aquí para cualquier otra consulta, comuníquese con  la linea de ayuda de la cuidad de Edinburg a (956) 259-HELP (4357).

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