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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court suspends operations starting 3/30

EDINBURG –Hidalgo County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend normal operations beginning Monday, March 30 because of “events beyond the control of the County,” related to the pandemic of COVID-19. The order will remain in effect until Monday, April 27. The suspension of normal operations includes a provision in which county elected officials and department heads will determine how many employees must stay – and which ones – so that the essential functions of county government may continue. County officials are using guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other resources in assessing critical functions. Among the departments deemed most critical are those associated enforcement, department and with the emergency law health management. “This is a necessary step we continue to say, the best defense against the spread of this highly contagious to mitigate the coronavirus spread in of Hidalgo County,” Richard F. County Cortez said. Judge “As disease is to stay home.” Press release courtesy of Hidalgo County ...

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