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Message from Mayor – Cities Help Residents Recover
ORDER NO. 2020-03
ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PHARR
LIVE SAFE, WORK SAFE
ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PHARR
LIVE SAFE, WORK SAFE
Press Release Archive
- ORDER NO. 2020-02 SUSPENSION OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION – 07/23/2020
- SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY ORDER RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (20-010) – 06/26/2020
- SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY ORDER RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (20-009)
- Pharr to Launch 2020 Census Field Operations to Kick-Off Citywide Canvassing Efforts TOMORROW, Friday 6/12 at 3 pm- 06/11/2020
- Pharr Mayor and State Officials to be at COVID-19 Testing Site in Pharr TODAY AT 3:30 pm- 06/05/2020
- Pharr to Open COVID-19 Recovery Center this Wednesday, 5/20 – 05/19/2020
- City of Pharr Partners with AdventGX & Texas A&M University Business Students to Provide Assistance to Local Businesses – 05/05/2020
- Pharr Launches Census Headquarters, Announces New Census Initiatives – 04/28/2020
- Texas Governor Abbott Executive Order GA 16 – Relating to the safe, strategic reopening of select services as the first step to Open Texas in response to tile COVID-19 disaster – 04/24/2020
- Pharr Extends Emergency Order; Discusses Plans for Safe Reopening of Businesses – 04/23/2020
- Order Continuing The
Declaration Of Disaster And Public Health Emergency For The City Of Pharr,
Texas – 04/23/2020
- Fazoli’s Donates Free Meals to Pharr Families in Need Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – 04/21/2020
- Pharr Leading the Charge to Bridge Digital Divide During COVID-19 Crisis. – 04/14/2020
- Pharr Launches Business Impact Survey to Measure Impact of COVID-19 on Local Economy – 04/07/2020
- Pharr Approves New Emergency Order, Implements Work Safe Plan; Pharr Set to Receive Federal Funding to Fight COVID-19 – 04/02/2020
- Pharr Mayor Responds to Pharr Resident Testing Positive for COVID-19 – 03/26/2020
- Hidalgo County Issues Shelter-At-Home Order; Pharr School Districts Providing Meals for Students – 03/26/2020
- Texas Declared Federal Disaster; Mayor Applauds CBP Efforts to Keep Border Safe – 03/25/2020
- County Issues Curfew; Bridge Remains Open for Trade and Essential Travel; Call Center FAQs – 03/24/2020
- Pharr International Bridge Closing to Nonessential Travel, Commerce & Trade to Continue; Pharr Opens Call Center for Coronavirus Info – 03/20/20
- Pharr Mayor Issues Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 03/16/2019
- Pharr Mayor Declares Disaster and Public Health Emergency in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 03/13/2020
- Declaration of Disaster – 03/13/2020
Pharr COVID-19 Recovery Center
In an effort to provide recovery resources, support, and information to Pharr residents, businesses and families, the City of Pharr will open a COVID-19 Recovery Center – a resource center that will provide individualized and customized support on a variety of different issues that individuals, families, and businesses may be in need of assistance as our area grapples with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hours of Operation (starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020):
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Pharr Events Center
3000 N. Cage Blvd.
City of Pharr Small Business Relief Assistance Cares Act Funds
The City of Pharr will utilize U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds in the amount of four-hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars ($465,000) to establish the Small Business Relief Assistance program (SBRA) as administered by the Grants Management and Community Development (GMCD) department. The grant assistance is designed to immediately support the financial needs of Small Business entities that have been adversely affected by the national COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act funds will not be amended or changed without prior written concurrence from the GMCD Office and the City of Pharr.
Use of Grant Funds:
The Small Business Relief Assistance funds will provide immediate assistance to the establishment affected by the current national pandemic. The guidelines of this program will follow the CARES Act requirements and will be the basis for meeting the eligibility criteria for assistance. The CARES Act funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, utilities, and COVID-19 related items (masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants). See complete guidelines to see if your small business qualifies.
Note: If you receive public assistance, you do not have to fill out the Income Eligibility Verification section of the form.
Submit the completed application and supporting documents to the Pharr Recovery Center located at 3000 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr, Texas 78577. For questions or to request guidance on the application and required documents, contact the recovery center to set up an appointment at (956)402-4311. For status on your completed application, contact Santiago Salinas at (956)402-4190.
Open Texas Checklists
Checklists by category for opening effective May 1st, 2020
Open Texas Checklists – Revised May 5, 2020, Now in Effect
- Special Guidance for Texans Over 65
- All Employers and Employees
- Churches and Places of Worship
- Church / Worship Attendees
- Low-COVID-19 Counties
- Movie Theaters
- Movie Theater Customers
- Museums and Libraries
- Museum and Library Visitors
- Outdoor Sports Participants
- Parks / Beaches / Bodies of Water
- Restaurant Customers
- Retail Customers
- Single Person Offices
- Wedding Reception Venues
- Wedding Reception Attendees
- Wedding Venues
- Wedding Attendees
Open Texas Checklists – Effective May 8, 2020
Open Texas Checklists – Effective May 18, 2020
Before opening for business, corresponding Work Safe Plans must be submitted
Work Safe Plan Order
Work safe plans must be filled out and submitted online using our online application.
Texas Re-Opens Retail Businesses
On April 17, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order authorizing the re-opening of retail businesses effective April 24. Review the DSHS guidance on how to re-open safely for both employees and customers.
Municipal Court Payments
Utility Billing Payments
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus that can spread via person-to-person contact. Cases have been identified in growing number of international locations. In the USA, cases are reported mostly in travelers returning from Wuhan City, China.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, in specific international destinations.
COVID-19 prevention and treatment information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Symptoms of COVID-19
Patients with COVID‑19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include:
Shortness of breath
Learn more about COVID‑19 symptoms on the CDC website.
What To Do If You Are Sick?
Symptoms of COVID‑19 may show up 2‑14 days after exposure. The steps you should take if you think you are sick with COVID‑19 depend on whether you have a higher risk of developing severe illness.
People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19.
If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever or symptoms, call your doctor.
If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your doctor’s instructions and refer to CDC recommendations for how to take care of yourself at home.
If you are in generally good health and have mild symptoms, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for a cold or the flu.
If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.
For more information on how to take care of yourself at home if you are sick, see the CDC website:
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If neither are available, use an alcohol-based handrub.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.