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Starr County stay-at-home order tailored for residents, farmers

1 week 12 hours 48 minutes ago Wednesday, March 25 2020 Mar 25, 2020 March 25, 2020 4:48 PM March 25, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

RIO GRANDE CITY – While a stay-at-home order is in effect in Starr County, Judge Eloy Vera wants reassure residents there is no confirmed case of the coronavirus. He said it was a proactive decision.

Vera said the restrictions and exemptions are similar to other shelter-in-place orders in the Rio Grande Valley, except that farm workers can work on their crops and with their cattle.

“Life continues. Life doesn’t stop because we have a crisis,” said Vera.

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 23 people have been tested in the county and all returned with negative results.

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