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Palmview, Texas – At an emergency meeting held earlier today, the members of the Palmview City Council unanimously approved an emergency COVID-19 order prohibiting all door-to-door activities out of an abundance of caution due to the alarming rise in the number of positive cases of COVID-19.
This action follows emergency orders amended by Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, which included the banning of trick-or-treating. Judge Cortez stated, “The continued rise of these numbers prompted me to amend my emergency orders, which went into effect today.” Along with prohibiting door-to-door trick-or-treating for the upcoming Halloween holiday, the county provided general health and safety measures for fall and winter holidays to limit gatherings and continue following the recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing facial coverings and practicing physical distancing, among others.
Palmview’s action takes these safety measures a step further to prohibit any and all door-to-door activities in the city, effective immediately. Violations of a criminal trespass may be subject to an arrest and/or citation and can be charged as a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Community members are urged to adhere to the newly adopted emergency order and are encouraged to report any violations to the Palmview Police Department at (956) 432-0303.