For Immediate Release
March 22, 2021
Contact: Felipe Romero
CITY OF BROWNSVILLE LOWERS COVID-19 THREAT MATRIX FROM LEVEL THREE TO LEVEL TWO
City of Brownsville encourages community to continue to wear masks, stay socially distant, and register for the vaccine if eligible.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 22, 2021) — The City of Brownsville has downgraded the threat level on its COVID-19 Threat Matrix from orange level three (3) to yellow level two (2). Level 2 signifies that residents should remain vigilant, and continue to wear masks, stay six feet apart from others, and wash hands frequently.
Residents who are eligible for the vaccine should pre-register to be immunized at www.btxcares.com or call the City of Brownsville COVID-19 Helpline at 956-394-0012. Currently, community members who fall within phases 1b and 1c — those who are 65 or older, are frontline essential workers, educators or who have high-risk medical conditions — are eligible.
The lowering of the threat level does not mean the pandemic is over. It means that the health and safety measures we put in place, as well as the vaccination of our community, is helping to decrease the number of cases and number of hospitalizations. Residents must remain vigilant to keep themselves, their loved ones, and the rest of the community safe.
The City of Brownsville released the COVID-19 Threat Matrix in July 2020 to provide a visual status of how the pandemic has affected the city. The goal is to provide residents with recommendations to lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 Threat Matrix is compiled using input from local hospitals, city epidemiologists and city health staff, in conjunction with city Emergency Operations Center, Fire/EMS divisions.
For any questions regarding the Brownsville COVID-19 Threat Matrix, please contact Brownsville Public Health Director Dr. Arturo Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 956-542-3437.
The Brownsville COVID-19 hotline is available for questions. Residents can call 956-394-0012 on Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City urges residents to continue using measures to keep themselves and their families safe. Use a facial covering in public areas, practice social distancing, wash hands for at least 20 seconds, get tested if experiencing symptoms and stay home if not feeling well. For more information and updates on future vaccination clinics, go to www.btxcares.com.