We were hoping this day wouldn't come, but as of April 9th, 2020, El Paso, Texas has lost a resident to COVID-19. With heavy hearts, the City of El Paso reported the first death related to COVID-19 in El Paso, Texas during a virtual press conference.

A male in his 80s lost his battle with the virus.

We at Townsquare Media El Paso family send our condolences to the family. We love our El Paso community and we want to get through this hard time together.

Please El Pasoans, listen to the guidelines the Center for Disease Control has set to stop the spread of COVID-19. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo has set the 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order to keep residents safe, not to trap you.

El Pasoans are being asked to celebrate Easter this weekend by celebrating it virtually with their family. They urge residents to not have family over to their houses, or to gather at any public parks.

If you have any questions, 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.

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