Brownsville has lowered its COVID-19 threat matrix from significant (level 3) to moderate (level 2), according to a city news release.
Officials say a threat level 2 means residents must remain vigilant, continue to wear a mask and use proper hand washing techniques.
The lowering of the Threat Matrix level comes in time for Brownsville’s annual Charro Days Fiesta. Officials announced that the event would resume the personal festivities after being canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic.
“Charro Days represents the vibrant culture of Texas and Mexico. We are so proud of our community members who are doing their part in getting vaccinated and wearing masks that we are able to lower the threat matrix level just in time for the celebration,” he said. Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez in the press release. “I would like to remind everyone that the pandemic is not over yet. Please continue to be vigilant. If you feel sick, please be tested and stay home. “
Brownsville previously raised the COVID-19 threat matrix from moderate to significant in January, citing an increase in positive coronavirus infections across the city.
For more information about Brownsville COVID-19 Threat Matrix, contact Brownsville Public Health Director Dr. Arturo Rodriguez via e-mail or by calling 956-542-3437.
Brownsville residents can call the COVID-19 hotline at 956-394-0012, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City officials urged residents to be vigilant and continue to practice sanitation.
For more information and updates on vaccination clinics in Brownsville, visit www.btxcares.com.