The San Juan Fire Department would like to remind our residents to stay informed and follow these tips to avoid the spread of germs.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Because of this, we would like to encourage all our residents to stop the spread of germs by following some simple steps in your day-to-day activities. Wash your hands often, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, stay home when you are sick, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. For more information visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or https://www.hidalgocounty.
us/2630/Coronavirus-Updates to get the latest news in our area.
Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez has ordered all residents to stay at home unless they are conducting essential business. The order becomes effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020. The order remains in effect until April 10, 2020, but Judge Cortez has the authority to lift the order at any time.
People may leave their homes for only specific reasons, among them:
To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (for example, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a healthcare professional, or obtaining supplies needed to work from home).
To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of households, or to deliver those services or supplies to others.
To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing including maintaining six-foot social distancing from each other; washing hands with soap and water at least twenty seconds often or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands.
To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order.
To care for a family member, a child or pet in another household.
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
I’m feeling ill. What should I do?
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
For more information on what to do if you are sick, see the CDC website:
City of San Juan Updates
Declaration of Local State of Disaster and Public Health Emergency
San Juan Mayor Mario Garza declared a local state of disaster and public health emergency in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for the City of San Juan effective March 18, 2020. The San Juan City Commission along with our first responders are taking the necessary steps to prevent and inform our residents on what can be done to protect public health.