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On Monday, Cameron County officers stated they are going to start closing down seaside entry factors on South Padre Island starting Tuesday due to the spike in coronavirus instances. The county’s parks will even be closed, officers stated.
The closures start at 7 tonight and can stay closed by means of 12:01 a.m. July 13, in accordance with the amended emergency order from Cameron County Decide Eddie Trevino Jr. A curfew has been put in place from 10 p.m. to six a.m. for kids beneath the age of 17. An 11 p.m. to five a.m. curfew is in place for adults.
Residents will solely be allowed to drive in the course of the curfew hours if they’re heading to work, have an emergency or are getting back from an out-of-town journey, the order states.
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The order additionally suggests residents within the county to put on face coverings whereas in public areas and recommends residents to remain residence for the following two weeks. Moreover, no teams of 10 individuals or extra, who aren’t associated, can collect socially indoors or outside.
The decide has additionally ordered the closure of all county seashores, which embrace the next areas:
– Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island
– Andy Bowie Park, South Padre Island
– EK Atwood Park, South Padre Island
– County Seaside Entry No. 3
– County Seaside Entry No. 4
– County Seaside Entry No. 5
– County Seaside Entry No. 6
Nonetheless, the town of South Padre Island’s seaside accesses will stay open, in accordance with its mayor, Patrick McNulty, who posted on Fb that he reached out to the Normal Land Workplace — the company that oversees Texas seashores — to develop a workable long run “social distancing” plan for South Padre Island.
Cameron County reported 113 new instances on Monday, bringing the county whole to 2,296.
Priscilla Aguirre is a basic task reporter for MySA.com | email@example.com | @CillaAguirre