22 New COVID-19 Cases in El Paso Area, Total Now at 802
As of tonight, El Paso stands at 22 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 802 confirmed cases. COVID-19 related death cases in the El Paso area remains at 12. There are currently 38 patients who are hospitalized, and 18 are in ICU.
Dr. Hector Ocaranza, City/County Health Authority is urging El Pasoans to please follow the rules as businesses begin to open. We can keep the spread to a minimum if we continue to follow the 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order. If you are caught breaking these restrictions, you can face a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500; but additional violations could result in a Class B misdemeanor, which can include a fine up to $1,000 or up to 180 days in jail.
Mayor Margo and El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego are working together to plan out how to safely start reopening El Paso in regards to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's order to begin reopening the state.
April 26th COVID-19 Updates
The 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order has now been extended till May 17th. Many parks and public areas have been closed in an attempt to keep people from possibly spreading COVID-19.
It is scary how fast the virus can be spread, especially when people are not practicing social distancing. Please take the proper precautions to keep you, your family, friends, and coworkers safe. Ultimately, keep your fellow El Pasoan healthy. Stay strong, stay healthy.
PLEASE, PLEASE stay home if you do not need to be out. We need to stop this before things escalate.
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If you need any questions answered, please call the 21-COVID hotline which is operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For referral, services contact 2-1-1 and select option six (6). For more information, visit www.epstrong.org.