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City of Raymondville Encouraging our Community and Employees to...

Important Information on Covid-19
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    City of Raymondville, Texas

    Coronavirus Preventive Procedures

    In accordance with the Guidelines from the President of the United States, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Governor of the State of Texas, the following are the preventive measures to help combat the spreading of the coronavirus in our community:

    1.  People shall avoid eating or drinking at restaurants, bars and food courts. Restaurants will be allowed curbside delivery, curbside to go and drive thru services only. No dine-in service will be allowed.
    2.  People shall avoid social gatherings or congregations in groups of more than 10 people. People shall avoid gathering at bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers.
    3.  People shall adhere to the practice of social distancing of a minimum of six (6)    feet apart.
    4.  Adult day care and child day care businesses shall close until further notice.
    5.  All parks shall be closed until further notice.
    6.  Fundraisers shall not be held during this time period.

    These procedures shall become effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in our state and community.

    Gilbert Gonzales

    Mayor of the City of Raymondville



    If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

    Stay home except to get medical care

    You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

    Separate yourself from other people and animals in

    your home People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.

    Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animal!’ for more information.

    Call ahead before visiting your doctor

    If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. 1bis will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

    Wear a facemask

    You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

    Cover your coughs and sneezes

    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.

    Avoid sharing personal household items

    You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

    Clean your hands often

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. A void touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day

    High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

    Monitor your symptoms

    Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.

    Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.

    If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

    Discontinuing home isolation

    Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation preca1.1tions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

    For more information:

Practice good Hygiene

    • Stop handshaking - use other noncontact methods of greeting
    • Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email
    • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneeze
    • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
    • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Be careful with meetings and travel

    • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
    • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
    • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
    • Assess the risks of business travel

Handle food carefully

    • Limit food sharing
    • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts
    • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene

Stay home if...

    • They are feeling sick
    • They have a sick family member in their home