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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  • CDC 2020 in Review
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    In 2020 CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news, a number of other public health and scientific advancements are worth highlighting.

  • CDC to Require Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from the United Kingdom to the U.S.
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 24, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Today, President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States.

  • Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield on Vaccine Milestone
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 23, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    The United States achieved an early but important milestone today – jurisdictions have now reported that more than 1 million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since administration began 10 days ago.

  • Overdose Deaths Accelerating During COVID-19
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Tobacco Product Use Down Among Youths in 2020
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    A report out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), found that current tobacco product use declined among U.S. middle and high school students from 2019 to 2020—driven by decreases in e-cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use. However, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data analysis also found that about 1 in 6 (nearly 4.5 million) students were current users of some type of tobacco product in 2020.

  • Media Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield on Signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 and older
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 13, 2020 at 9:25 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 expands local area health estimates to include data for the entire U.S. New PLACES data help inform local health decisions
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 9, 2020 at 10:20 am

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the expansion of the 500 Cities Project, a 2016 initiative to provide city- and neighborhood-level health estimates for a large portion of the nation’s population. The project is being renamed PLACES, and now provides <strong><u>P</u></strong>opulation <strong><u>L</u></strong>evel <strong><u>A</u></strong>nalysis and <strong><u>C</u></strong>ommunity <strong><u>Es</u></strong>timates to the entire United States to show the prevalence of chronic diseases and the health impacts on underserved communities.

  • CDC Statement Regarding ACIP Recommendations
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 3, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield would like to thank the ACIP for all of their work in crafting these recommendations as interim guidance that both 1) health care personnel and 2) residents of long-term care facilities be offered COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the vaccination program.  Dr. Redfield supports their recommendations and has signed the memo and accepted these interim recommendations.

  • Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Transcript for the CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak, November 19, 2020.

  • CDC MEDIA TELEBRIEFING: Update on COVID-19
    by krc4@cdc.gov on December 1, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    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.

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