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Travel advisory to Houston, Galveston, and San Antonio for residents in Jim Wells County

Officials are also encouraging getting get tested for COVID-19 five to seven days prior to returning from those areas.

JIM WELLS COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: The Alice Pediatric Clinic has issued a travel advisory to the San Antonio area.

In a post the clinic said that surveillance of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the community and Texas led to the decision.

They urge residents to use caution if travel cannot be avoided, such as avoiding indoor facilities like restaurants, malls, and bars.

The advisory also asks residents to consider self-quarantine upon returning home.

HERE'S THE FIRST TRAVEL ADVISORY THE CITY PLACED:

Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez and City of Alice Mayor Jolene Vanover have issued a travel advisory for the Houston and Galveston area for residents in Jim Wells County. Officials said the advisory was issued based on the latest medical information.

Officials recommend self-quarantining for 14 days if any resident of the community travels there or if people from those areas visit. 

Officials are also encouraging getting get tested for COVID-19 five to seven days prior to return. There are currently 15 coronavirus cases in Jim Wells County to this date. Click here for more coronavirus numbers. 

At this time, it is unsure how long the advisory will last. Stick with 3News as this story develops. 

For the latest updates on coronavirus in the Coastal Bend, click here.

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