Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing: If you are symptomatic and interested in taking the COVID-19 test, please complete this questionnaire to determine eligibility. If you are deemed eligible for testing, you will be contacted within 24 hours with an invitation to come to the testing site. If you believe you have COVID-19, please remember to self-quarantine and follow recommendations from the CDC.

Brownsville Cares

As our community, State and Nation grapple with the impact of COVID-19, I want to share with you how the City of Brownsville is responding to the changes demanded by public health best practices.


For the City of Brownsville, our top priority is the health and safety of our community. We are working quickly to implement measures to protect citizens from COVID-19 and provide the best information available.


Keep visiting BTXcares.com frequently for updates and resources.

Acting as a Community

I urge all of you to think of your family, neighbors and community. The elderly and individuals with chronic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disorders, and diabetes are especially vulnerable. Because of this, we must act as a community to address the virus.

Critical city services such as fire and police protection, sanitation, and water and wastewater services will not be disrupted. When you turn on your tap to fill a glass with freshwater, that water is and will remain drinkable.

When you call first responders, they will respond.

~ Mayor Trey Mendez

Financial Assistance to Support Families Impacted by Hurricane Hanna

Financial Assistance to Support Families Impacted by Hurricane HannaThe American Red Cross began providing financial assistance and recovery planning to eligible households damaged from Hurricane Hanna August 5, 2020. This program will serve households whose residences sustained major damage or …

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Hurricane Hanna Home Cleanup Hotline

Hurricane Hanna Home Cleanup Hotline

Hurricane Hanna Home Cleanup HotlineCrisis Cleanup has activated the Home Cleanup Hotline to support survivors of Hurricane Hanna. If you need assistance with damage from Hurricane Hanna, call (956) 465-4127 to ask for help. Crisis Cleanup will connect you with …

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Thank you, essential workers

  Thank you, essential workers Not everyone can stay home. Thank you for protecting us while you work! For safety and support resources, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/worker-safety-support/index.html

Hosting gatherings or cook-outs

Remind guests to stay home if they are sick Remind invited guests to stay home if they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are showing COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who has had close contact with a …

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Visiting Beaches & Pools

  What you need to know Stay home if you are sick. Stay at least 6 feet away, both in and out of the water, from people you don’t live with. Wear a cloth face covering when you are not …

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City Of Brownsville To Distribute Free Pre-filled Sandbags To Residents Tomorrow

City Of Brownsville To Distribute Free Pre-filled Sandbags To Residents Tomorrow

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO DISTRIBUTE FREE PRE-FILLED SANDBAGS TO RESIDENTS TOMORROW BROWNSVILLE, Texas (July 24, 2020) — The City of Brownsville will provide free pre-filled sandbags (while supplies last) to Brownsville residents on July 25, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to …

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Brownsville Cares aims to provide meaningful information and connections during times of need for our community. We know one another. We watch out for one another. We embrace one another. It's called love.

What We Are Doing?

The City of Brownsville is aiming to provide rapidly changing information based on the unprecedented circumstances at home, and abroad.

How Can You Help?

Stay Home – By staying home and practicing social distancing you minimize risk of catching COVID-19 and spreading it to others.

Call Ahead – If you think you may be sick, call your doctor or dial 2-1-1 to get instructions on what you should do next. By simply showing up to your doctor’s office you run the risk of spreading your illness or catching an illness from someone else.

Shop Local – Shop online and use delivery to continue support local businesses in our area.

Verify News – There is a lot of information circulating on COVID-19, always verify information through the CDC website.

For information on local efforts, visit the City of Brownsville’s website.

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