YOUR TEAM AT J. GONZALEZ INJURY ATTORNEYS IS ACTIVELY MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. WE KNOW THAT TIMES ARE INCREDIBLY UNCERTAIN, SO WE WANT TO DO OUR PART TO HELP KEEP YOU INFORMED AND PREPARED. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE COVID-19 SITUATION OR NEED LEGAL GUIDANCE DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS. OUR TEAM IS AVAILABLE 24/7.
The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has come shockingly fast to many of us. All around the world, individuals are learning how to deal with this new way of living that we each face. While every country has handled the situation differently, the United States has taken a number of steps to slow the spread of the virus, including enforcing social distancing and implementing new health safety protocols and standards. We are grateful that much is being done by our government, as well as our medical and science communities, to help minimize the risk we each face.
Your team here at J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys wants to do their part in helping you get through these tough times. This page has been created to keep the public and our clients informed. We also want to provide all residents of the Rio Grande Valley with the resources they need to manage during this difficult situation.
At J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys, we are paying close attention to the ever-changing situation to make sure that we are up-to-date with any developments that may affect our clients. Remember, we are here for you when you need us, 24/7.
- As of July 1st:
- There are 7,759 positive COVID-19 cases in the Rio Grande Valley
- 111 total COVID-19 fatalities.
- 2,816 COVID-19 recoveries.
- Hidalgo County officials have confirmed 4,252 positive cases of COVID-19 and 49 deaths.
- Cameron County officials have confirmed 2,510 positive COVID-19 cases and 56 COVID-19 deaths.
- Starr County officials confirmed 721 cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths.
- Willacy County officials have confirmed 165 cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths.
- As of July 2nd:
- There have been 175,977 cases reported in Texas and 2,525 deaths.
- There have been an estimated 90,720 recoveries.
- There are an estimated 82,732 active cases.
- On July 2nd, Governor Greg Abbot issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. The order will go into effect on Friday, July 3rd at 12:01 p.m.
- What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name given to the coronavirus disease that began in 2019. There are a number of coronaviruses that can cause symptoms similar to having a cold, as well as upper respiratory infections.
- How many cases of COVID-19 are there?
The numbers change on a daily basis. There are a number of organizations that are providing up-to-date information including the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Johns Hopkins University. Use these resources to find the most accurate number of cases.
- How does the virus spread?
The virus is spreading primarily from person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets created when a person sneezes or coughs. Individuals may also contract COVID-19 when they touch a surface that the viruses on.
- What are symptoms of COVID-19?
Some individuals who are infected with the virus are asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms, while others suffer from fever, body aches, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headaches, sore throat, loss of appetite, and loss of smell. There are also a number of respiratory, neurological, and gastrointestinal symptoms that infected individuals may deal with.
- If I’m infected by COVID-19, how long until I start showing symptoms?
Research shows that the time from exposure to symptom onset is on average five to six days. However, in some instances, symptoms may not begin to appear until 13 days after initial exposure.
- What can I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19?
There are a number of steps you can take to limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19. These measures can also help to protect you against the flu and other viruses:
- Avoid physical contact with others who have contracted the virus.
- Do NOT touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Disinfect surfaces you frequently touch.
- Practice social distancing when you are able to.
- What precautions can I take if I need to go out?
Understandably, many individuals are not able to stay home. From essential employees to family caretakers who need to purchase foods and other items for their loved ones, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others when having to leave your home. Steps to take include:
- Maintain at least six feet distance from yourself and others.
- Use disinfectant wipes when possible to clean surfaces.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
- Wear a cloth mask.
- Use hand sanitizer before leaving the store and wash your hands as soon as you get home.
- Individuals 65 and older should limit their trips outside of the homes if possible.
- What should I know about face coverings?
The CDC recommends that individuals wear a cloth face covering in any public setting or when around those who they do not live with. Face coverings may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals younger than 2 years old, those with breathing problems, and any unconscious or incapacited individuals should not wear a face covering.
- Why should I practice social distancing?
Because COVID-19 spreads primarily among those in close physical contact with an individual who is infected, social distancing can help to limit the opportunities of coming into direct contact with those who are infected.
- Are J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys still working on my claim?
Please be aware that we here at J. Gonzalez Injury attorneys have continued to operate and focus on delivering experienced legal counsel through our digital legal services throughout the pandemic. While we have followed all governmental guidelines and recommendations, our team has worked remotely to ensure your claim continues to be handled with the utmost care.
- Is J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys still accepting cases and new clients?
Yes, we continue to offer support to the innocent victims who have suffered at the hands of a negligent party. Do NOT hesitate to contact our Rio Grande Valley personal injury attorneys if you have suffered a personal injury.
COVID-19 in the State of Texas
CDC Travel Warnings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories
Texas Department of State Health Services
WebMD Coronavirus Resources
Hidalgo County Coronavirus Updates
Coronavirus Information – Starr County Memorial Hospital
Coronavirus – Cameron County Public Health
Coronavirus – Willacy County Updates
Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas
Texas Attorney General: Price gouging and consumer protection
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Education Agency
Texas Workforce Commission: Resources for Job Seekers
Waivers issued by the Texas Governor
Interactive Web-based Dashboard (COVID-19 Global Cases) – John Hopkins CSSE
World Health Organization