Brownsville’s threat level eases down a level of severity

Brownsville officials on Tuesday lowered the magnitude of its COVID-19 Threat Level Matrix from level 3 to level 2.

The downward shift from a significant to a moderate threat posed by the coronavirus was prompted by residents willingness to get tested and vaccinated, according to a press release.

“Recent data in Brownsville has indicated a downward trend in COVID-19 cases amongst the community,” the press release stated. “However, city officials want to remind everyone that the pandemic is not over. Being at Level 2 of the Threat Level Matrix signifies remaining vigilant, continuing to wear masks indoors, staying six feet apart from others, and frequent hand washing.”

City officials also urged residents to recognize vaccinations against the coronavirus as “the best line of defense for the highly contagious disease and have proven to be extremely effective in those who have received completed doses of Moderna, Pfizer, or the single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.”

COVID-19 vaccinations are provided free and do not require insurance, officials said. Residents can locate providers in their area by logging on to vaccines.gov.

The City of Brownsville created the COVID-19 Threat Level Matrix in 2020.

For any questions regarding Brownsville’s COVID-19 Threat Level Matrix, please contact the Brownsville Public Health Department at [email protected] or (956)542-3437. To find ways to get tested, vaccinated, and informed in the city, please visit btxcares.com

For more information or to schedule media inquiries, contact the City of Brownsville’s Communications and Marketing Department at (956)547-6505 or email at [email protected]