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      Community Toolkit 12.17.20

      We are facing an urgent situation with COVID-19, but I am confident that our strong, resilient community will meet the challenge together. One way is by sharing information. My staff has developed a community toolkit, which you may access by …

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      As Texas reopens, El Paso mayor says city not yet ‘out of the woods’ with COVID-19

      Via El Paso Times: “While we are all concerned about people not being back at work, people struggling to make ends meet, the economy continuing to suffer, the question is: Do we prematurely open our economy at the tremendous risk to people’s lives? That’s the question,” Rodríguez said. “I know the governor keeps on talking and others talk about striking a balance, and that’s why he wants to do this in phases, but it’s a hell of a risk.”

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      Lawmakers support release of non-violent migrants detained in Texas and NM

      Via KTSM: “Due to the increased spread of COVID-19, we urge ICE and CBP to coordinate with local governments, public health agencies, hospitals and other area stakeholders to plan for both the release of non-violent detainees as well as protocols for spread of COVID-19 within your facilities,” says the letter signed by five state representatives and state Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, who shared it with the public.

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      Coronavirus Update 4.24.20: Testing sites in District 29

      Dear friend: The Texas Military Department is providing mobile COVID testing in four places in and immediately adjacent to Senate District 29 today and tomorrow. The locations – Fort Hancock and Van Horn today, Marfa and Alpine tomorrow – will …

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