Harlingen issues a disaster declaration

Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell Tuesday signed a proclamation declaring a local state disaster in regards to COVID-19.

Boswell says the declaration is out of an abundance of caution to limit or reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Although no cases have been reported in the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen City officials say they remain vigilant and continue to take pro-active measures to help prevent the disease.

The city has also moved to live stream meetings and limit room capacity to only 10 people. The meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on March 18, will be streamed live on the City’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/harlingen/ so residents can stay informed during this time.

Additional measures will be taken for the meeting of April 1, to allow citizens to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting by calling in rather than being present.

Meantime, some scheduled activities have been canceled including:
Harlingen Public Library
Poetry Night March 17-canceled
Kniffty Knitters March 18 & 25 canceled
Lego Day March 18- canceled
DIY Tie-Dye March 18- canceled
Tip-O-Tex Genealogy Society March 19 & 26 canceled
Feed The Birds March 19 canceled
Family Movie Day March 19- canceled
DIY Jewelry March 21 canceled
Creative Movement March 21-canceled
Book Swap March 28 canceled
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group March 28 canceled
AARP Tax Preparation scheduled every Monday, Tuesday, and Wed. from March 23 through April 15 canceled.

Parks & Recreation Department
League teams canceled
Future park & building rentals canceled until further notice
Tu Salud Si Cuenta canceled
Aquatic activities canceled

City updates are provided daily on the City’s web and social media pages.