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

Brownsville's Response to COVID-19

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.


UTRGV School of Medicine, through UT Health RGV, has drive-thru, on-campus locations offering COVID-19 screenings. Screenings are by appointment only.

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

“Our community has been impacted by the pandemic in many ways, but we are more united than ever,” said Mayor Trey Mendez. “I hope you would join me in supporting the BTX Cares COVID-19 Fund. We immensely appreciate any and every donation and purchase. Let’s keep fighting this pandemic together. Support the fund, support the shop, and support our community.”

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United Against Hunger will hold food distributions every Friday in May and June

May & June Schedule United Against Hunger, a local campaign to provide meals and emergency food for families in need, will hold food distributions every Friday in May and June. Food distributions begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end when …

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Brownsville And Harlingen Join Forces To Combat Covid-19  

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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.

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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.

We understand this is a critical time for our community, especially for our small businesses. It is important for us to hear how your businesses are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Visit the BCIC website, or text the word BCIC to 888-816-8043

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