In a story reported by KRIS-TV, the mayor of Port Aransas has announced the City will no longer enforce the county order that prohibits (does not allow) vehicles on country beaches.   Mayor Charles Bujan says that the city has depleted all of its overtime budget for this year!

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Mayor Bujan made the announcement via Facebook.

Previously, the Port Aransas Police Department had patrolled the beaches 24/7 to catch people violating this order. The ban was originally put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

Here are the latest COVD-19 numbers for Victoria County, as of Monday evening (8/10/20) There is a total of 1,109 active cases and 2,388 recovered cases.  Unfortunately, there have been 52 COIVD related deaths.  Please continue to do your part to help slow the spread.  STAY SAFE VICTORIA!

You can continue to get up-to-date information regarding total tests conducted, hospitalization numbers, and other information.  For more information, you can visit https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html…

If you need more information  regarding COVID-19 test sites available across the state of Texas, please visit: https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/

For any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 hotline at (361) 580-5796. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Medical experts have said that convalescent plasma is effective in helping COVID-19 patients leave the hospital earlier.  The donor plasma must come from a Coronavirus(COVID-19) survivor.

If you have had the Coronavirus and have recovered, you can also help save lives.  Even if you have had symptoms of Coronavirus and were never tested, you still can help!

You can get more information by visiting the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center website by clicking here.