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'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.
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
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 …
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.