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Community Updates brings you community updates from Park, City, and County officials. Information you should know to keep you and your community safe and healthy.
Stay Connected has ideas about what you can do to remain active and and connected while follwoing stay at home orders.
Local Promotions shares how we can continue to support local businesses who may be impacted the hardest as orders to stay home and shelter in place are updated and extended. Here we will share area promotions, curb-side menus, mail order retail options, gift card ideas, and more that you may take advantage of to continue to support your favorite local establishments.
Published: Friday, 27 March 2020 07:52
The proposed federal stimulus package announced this week includes sending every American a check to offset lost income from the coronavirus crisis. Scammers wasted no time in taking advantage of this news! BBB is already getting reports on BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) about government imposters calling about the checks. Watch out for these phony government grants that ask for personal and banking information.
Read more: Scam Alert: Government Relief Checks Trigger Latest Coronavirus Scam
Published: Thursday, 26 March 2020 14:41
American Kennel Club
It’s a wild time right now, and everyone is uncertain, but one thing for sure is our dogs are right there with us. If you’re going stir crazy and are looking for things to do with your dog while quarantined at home, the AKC is here to help. We have resources, ideas, advice, and fun things to do to help dog owners deal with this crisis. From training to tricks to puppy videos to ease your mind. We are here for you!
Read more: Making the most of quarantine with your dog
Published: Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:50
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis is forcing people to distance themselves from others, work remotely, and spend time indoors and online. While social distancing is a good health practice to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it may be helping scammers. Research from the Better Business Bureau, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the Stanford Center on Longevity found that people are more likely to lose money to a scam when they are socially or physically isolated from others, if they are actively engaging online, and if they are financially vulnerable (BBB.org/ExposedtoScams).
Read more: Scam Alert: Coronavirus Creates "Perfect Storm" for Scammers
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:12
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:36
Effective today March 23, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered and mandated a county-wide shelter in place to protect the significant threats of COVID-19 to life, health and property of residents in Cameron County. The third supplemental emergency management order is established on behalf of all of Cameron County and in accordance and conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020 and subsequent orders.
Read more: Cameron County’s third supplemental emergency management order with mandatory countywide...
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:28
EDINBURG – During an emergency meeting of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Sunday morning, a declaration of local disaster made by Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez was extended until April 5. Commissioners Court also extended the ban on gatherings of 10 or more people and outlined the types of gatherings that are banned as well as critical infrastructure that may remain open.
Read more: Hidalgo County extends Disaster Declaration; Imposes additional emergency measures
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:52
As the community works to navigate the ever-changing effects of the Coronovirus (COVID-19), so has the team of the McAllen Parks & Recreation Department.
“When it was determined that programming was to be suspended and would affect the countless participants and visitors to our community centers, pools, and athletic fields- employees began conversations on how to continue to engage with our friends whom we welcome through our doors and gates daily,” said Mike Hernandez, McAllen Parks & Recreation Department Director.
Read more: City of McAllen Parks & Recreation launches McAllen Parks Unplugged
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:25
Does Not Affect Buildings with Essential Services:
McAllen International Airport, Metro McAllen, McAllen PD and Municipal Court still operational to public
Beginning today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, while most City of McAllen buildings will be closed to walk-in traffic to protect the community, residents and staff, the lobbies of some buildings which provide essential services are still open and operational.
Read more: City of McAllen closes all buildings to walk-in traffic
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:20
Services will still be available by appointment only
Mission, TX - The City of Mission is continuing to closely monitor and follow direction from the Hidalgo County Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the county’s latest order, and for the safety of the Mission community and City staff, the City is implementing further preventive measures.
Read more: Mission city offices to close to public