More county employees test positive for the coronavirus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday announced that an additional 38 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The employees work in the following departments:

>> 1 – County Clerks Office

>> 1 – Adult Probation

>> 3 – Public Works Pct. 3 Office

>> 1 – Public Works Pct. 1 Office

>> 1 – County Court-at-Law No. 5

>> 3 – Juvenile Probation Dept.

>> 22 – Sheriff’s Department

>> 6 – Tax Assessor-Collectors Office.

The county says due to privacy laws, no other information on the employees will be released.

“ COVID-19 cases in our County are increasing at a rapid and alarming rate and we ask you to please shelter-in-place and stay at home,” Trevino said.

“ All area hospitals in Cameron County have exceeded capacity and we fear overwhelming hospitalizations if people don’t heed the advice and mandates in place. We all have the responsibility to protect ourselves and others,” Trevino said.

The Public Health Department is working close with elected officials and department heads to continue taking the appropriate steps to keep their employees and the public safe.

Constituents are asked to continue to conduct business online by going through the county’s website at: