City reports first employee death associated with the coronavirus

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The City of Brownsville reported its first employee death, a 68-year-old man, associated with COVID-19 on Monday.

To protect the family’s privacy, the city will not be releasing further information about the employee.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the City of Brownsville family. We remain steadfast in providing for the safety and security of our employees, including the mental and emotional support needed” said Noel Bernal, City of Brownsville City Manager in a press release. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones.”

The City of Brownsville continue to emphasize the importance of following safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus such as:

>> Stay at home, unless travel is necessary.
>> Wear facial coverings.
>> Practice social distancing and keep your distance of 6 feet from others.
>> If you are sick, call your doctor and home isolate yourself.
>> Practice good hygiene practices for everyday prevention measures, including frequent hand washing.
>> Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
>> Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

nreyna@brownsvilleherald.com