On April 17th, 2020 The City of El Paso has released the latest numbers for COVID-19 cases in the city. As of tonight, El Paso stands at 31 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 482 confirmed cases.

No new deaths, so the total remains at seven.

El Pasoans are still under the 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order which has been amended to issue citations if people disobey it, in hopes of keeping more people at home. While Governor Greg Abbott has made some comments about reopening Texas starting next week, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo made it clear in his April 17th press release that he will not lift the orders he has placed on El Pasoans "Until we see a consistent decrease in our positive cases, we will not be ready to lift restrictions.”

The 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order has now has been extended till May 17th. Many parks and public areas have been closed in an attempt to keep people from possibly spreading COVID-19.

It is scary how fast the virus can be spread, especially when people are not practicing social distancing. Please take the proper precautions to keep you, your family, friends, and coworkers safe. Ultimately, keep your fellow El Pasoan healthy. Stay strong, stay healthy.

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PLEASE, PLEASE stay home if you do not need to be out. We need to stop this before things escalate.

The CDC now advises anyone who is going out to work or to purchase essentials, please wear a cloth face covering while practicing social distancing.

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If you need any questions answered, please call the 21-COVID hotline which is operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For referral, services contact 2-1-1 and select option six (6). For more information, visit www.epstrong.org.