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Edinburg Mayor issues new restrictions

Edinburg Mayor issues new restrictions

EDINBURG – Mayor Richard Molina signed an amended Disaster Declaration today, keeping mandates in the City of Edinburg aligned with the new statewide Executive Order signed by Governor Greg Abbott. The new declaration limits public gatherings to 10 people and orders the closing of schools, restaurant dining areas, bars, and gyms. “This is a public health emergency. We’ve never dealt with anything like COVID-19 before. These aren’t easy decisions to make but we have to look at the health and safety of our community before all else.” Said Mayor Richard Molina. “We are going to enforce the new restrictions. I’m hoping residents will voluntarily come together to protect our community and abide by the rules. We don’t have any confirmed cases here and we want to keep it that way.” Grocery stores, pharmacies and medical offices are not included in the new restrictions. Mayor Molina says the move is meant to protect the region during a time when the Coronavirus continues to spread around the state and there is no way to cure it. “This doesn’t mean you can’t leave your house. Our parks are open. Take the family outside. Call your favorite restaurant and order take out. But please, be safe. Keep some distance from others. Wash your hands. Don’t overbuy food and water. We are Edinburg Strong and if we work together, we will get through this. Press release courtesy of the City of Edinburg ...

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