Here at Explore RGV, we want to make sure that our clients are informed with up-to-date information on COVID-19 in order to benefit the health and safety of our communities. Below, we have compiled verified news sources with current updates and announcements regarding the handling of the coronavirus in our region. Please continue to check back for the most recent information, and consider sharing with your friends and family on social media.

National Updates

This information is straight from the CDC if you want learn more click in the link below https://www.cdc.gov/

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  • Higher Daily Step Count Linked with Lower All-cause Mortality
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

  • CDC’s successful Tips From Former Smokers campaign returns on March 23
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Today, a new round of straightforward ads kicks off the ninth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) <em>Tips From Former Smokers</em> (<em>Tips</em>) campaign.

  • CDC Encourages Donating Blood If You Are Well
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 19, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    <span>In healthcare settings all across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgent need of donations. CDC encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even if they are practicing social distancing because of COVID-19. CDC is supporting blood centers by providing recommendations that will keep donors and staff safe. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, thoroughly adhering to environmental cleaning practices, and encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.</span>

  • Food Safety Alert Regarding a Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 19, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of <em>E. coli </em>O103 infections has been posted: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2020/o103h2-02-20/index.html">https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2020/o103h2-02-20/index.html</a>

  • New Data Show Significant Changes in Drug Overdose Deaths
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 18, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Overall overdose death rates decreased by 4.1% from 2017 to 2018 in the United States. New CDC data show death rates involving heroin decreased by 4%, and prescription opioid-involved overdose death rates decreased by 13.5%.

  • CDC Reports first known employee with COVID-19 Infection
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) in a CDC employee. Laboratory testing done at CDC confirmed this diagnosis. This individual is in good condition and is isolated to prevent spread of infection to others. Our best wishes go to the employee for a rapid and full recovery.

  • CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 13, 2020 at 10:20 am

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

  • Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 12, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Healthy People 2020 targets met for lung, prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths

  • Transcript - CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 10, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Transcript - CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

  • CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19
    by krc4@cdc.gov on March 9, 2020 at 11:10 am

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

Hidalgo County Updates

This information is straight from the Hidalgo County Twitter Account if you want learn more click in the link below
https://twitter.com/HidalgoCounty

Cameron County Updates

This information is straight from the Cameron County Public Health Twitter Account if you want learn more click in the link below https://twitter.com/CCPH_TX