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Posted on: August 4, 2021

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE LOWERS THREAT LEVEL MATRIX TO LEVEL TWO

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (October 5, 2021) – The continuous support of the city’s initiative to get tested, vaccinated, and informed, in conjunction with following safety guidelines has led city officials to lower its COVID-19 Threat Level Matrix from Level 3 (significant) to Level 2 (moderate).

Recent data in Brownsville has indicated a downward trend in COVID-19 cases amongst the community; however, city officials want to remind everyone that the Pandemic is not over. Being at Level 2 of the Threat Level Matrix signifies remaining vigilant, continuing to wear masks indoors, staying six feet apart from others, and frequent hand washing.

Additionally, vaccines for the COVID-19 Virus continue to be the best line of defense for the highly contagious disease and have proven to be extremely effective in those who have received completed doses of Moderna, Pfizer, or the single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Residents can locate providers in their area by using vaccines.gov.

The City of Brownsville created the COVID-19 Threat Level Matrix last year as an information system to inform the public about the effects of the Pandemic within the city. Its aim is to alert residents to take safety precautions and recommendations seriously, ultimately reducing the spread of the virus. City leaders work together with local hospital representatives to compile official data and determine the most effective ways of messaging to protect the community.

For any questions regarding Brownsville’s COVID-19 Threat Level Matrix, please contact the Brownsville Public Health Department at health@brownsvilletx.gov or (956)542-3437. To find ways to get tested, vaccinated, and informed in the city, please visit btxcares.com

For more information or to schedule media inquiries, contact the City of Brownsville’s Communications and Marketing Department at (956)547-6505 or email at communications@brownsvilletx.gov.

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