Bars in Cameron County can reopen, businesses can increase to 75%

Cameron County is no longer an area with a high number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

According to a news release from Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr., he received a letter from state health commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt that said Region Trauma Service Area V is no longer an area of high hospitalization.

The figure is determined by measuring seven consecutive days in which the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients is less than 15% of hospital capacities.

What it means is that all businesses in the county can operate at up to 75% of their capacity and all bars can reopen at 50% capacity. The bars must stop selling alcohol at 11 p.m.

Trevino’s 13th emergency management order went into effect today at noon and will continue until the end of the month.