City of Brownsville Releases a Color-Coded Threat Matrix for COVID-19

The City of Brownsville has released a Threat Matrix to provide a visual status of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the city. The goal is to provide residents with recommendations to stay safe and lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Brownsville COVID-19 Threat Matrix is compiled by receiving input from local hospitals, city epidemiologists and other city health staff, in conjunction with city Emergency Operations Center, Fire/EMS divisions.

As of July 7, 2020, the City has determined that we are currently in red level 4 severe. Any changes to the threat level will be released on Mondays. Level 4 signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Brownsville. The higher the number the higher the threat is regarding COVID-19. The resident recommendation is to stay home when possible and take action to minimize contact with others.

The City of Brownsville Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they are received.

For information on Coronavirus, please contact the Cameron County Coronavirus Hotline at (956) 247-3650 or refer to the Cameron County Public Health website for more information and updates at http://www.cameroncounty.us/publichealth/index.php/coronavirus/.

Additionally, it is encouraged to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at

https://www.cdc.gov/ for daily updates.