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.
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 am sometimes asked to explain what sets Brownsville apart from other cities. I must admit, I love answering that question. It allows me an opportunity to talk about our fast-growing business industry, how we are racing towards the future as NewSpace City, and our strong bonds with our surrounding cities as well as our partnership with Mexico.
But my favorite answer as to what makes Brownsville truly special, are the people.
We are a combination of tough and compassionate. We have a history of rising above adversities and coming out stronger. This is why we are so quick to lend a hand when we see our neighbors in need. We understand that like any family, we are stronger when we work together. I encourage you to celebrate the spirit and heart of our community.
We are on the Border, By the Sea and Beyond. We are #BrownsvilleStrong.
~ Mayor Trey Mendez
Brownsville (Re)Open for Business Forgivable Loan
Brownsville, Texas – Through the StartUp Texas program, the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) and the City of Brownsville’s Planning and Redevelopment Department are partnering to launch the Brownsville (Re)Open for Business Forgivable Loan Program. The zero percent forgivable …
A City of Brownsville COVID-19 Hotline (956-394-0012) has been established to assist Brownsville residents with any questions regarding COVID-19 testing. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM. Tiene preguntas sobre el coronavirus o necesita una …
Sandbag Distribution The City of Brownsville will provide free pre-filled sandbags (while supplies last) to Brownsville residents on September 19, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brownsville Events Center located at 1 Event Ctr, Brownsville, TX …
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Extended
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Extended COVID-19 drive-thru testing has been extended and is available from August 25 – August 30th at the Brownsville Sports Park (1000 Sports Park Blvd., Brownsville Tx 78526) from 9am – 1pm or until testing supplies last. …
UT Health RGV to provide COVID-19 antibody testing to the public
By Dimitra Trejo UT Health RGV, the clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, has launched COVID-19 antibody testing as a third component of their pandemic initiatives, along with drive-thru testing and contact tracing operations. Rio Grande Valley residents …
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.
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.