NUECES COUNTY, Texas — In a city-county public news briefing, Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said that citizens should expect to receive a "Reverse Alert COVID Advisory," for Nueces County through the reverse alert system.
That alert has now been sent. Here is a link to the county's message: https://evb.gg/m#GJLLLC_rd/05oIE8qZ
The advisory contained recommendations for helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus. She presented part of that order Monday afternoon. Here's what she shared:
"The COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly across Nueces County. Our local hospitals and clinics are strained as hospitalizations rapidly increase. Protect yourself and family. If you're a part of a vulnerable population or have health issues, it is best that you stay home, except for essential activities.
- Avoid gatherings outside of your household.
- Wear a face covering when in public settings.
- Continue to social distance.
City Manager Peter Zanoni said that throughout March, April and May, there were only three deaths reported for the city. In the past two weeks of June, there have been five deaths.
"The total amount of cases in the last seven days is just under 1,400, so 1,378 to be exact," Zanoni said.
Zanoni also said this a reminder of why the community has to contribute to help slow the spread.
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