The City of Brownsville is pleased to offer a ONE-TIME COVID-19 PCR testing. Anyone who has been exposed to anybody with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms, and is a RESIDENT of BROWNSVILLE may be an appropriate candidate for this test.

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 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

COVID-19 Drive Thru Site

COVID-19 drive-thru testing schedule for Week (1/18 – 1/24th)

COVID-19 drive-thru testing is available this week (Jan. 18 thru Jan. 24, 2021). Testing is available on the following dates/locations, please see locations and times below:   MONDAY, JANUARY 18 th , 2021 THRU WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 TH , 2021 …

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Brownsville Vaccine Community Update

Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics. Who’s getting the vaccine now? If you are a front-line healthcare worker or …

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BTX Passport Challenge

With the start of a New Year and COVID-19 cases on the rise, City of Brownsville is focused on ensuring that the community stays safe. The BTX Passport Challenge was designed to encourage residents to reimagine the places inside their …

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DID YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

DID YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? JOIN A COVID-19 TREATMENT PROGRAM, YOUR PARTICIPATION COULD HELP! Currently there are no approved treatments for COVID-19. Each and every person who participates plays a powerful role. Volunteering can make a difference as we …

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BTXCares Talks: COVID-19 Vaccine in Brownsville

BTXCares Talks: COVID-19 Vaccine in Brownsville BROWNSVILLE, Texas (December 17, 2020) — Mayor Trey Mendez, Commissioner Rose Gowen MD, Dr. Art Rodriguez and Dr. Joseph McCormick hosted a virtual BTXCares Talks livestream to discuss the arrival and availability of the …

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UTRGV receives first COVID-19 vaccines

  UTRGV receives first COVID-19 vaccines, starts immediate inoculations for its frontline workers By UTRGV News and Internal Communications  RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – DEC. 15, 2020 – UTRGV this morning received 1,950 COVID-19 vaccines, to be administered starting in the …

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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.

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