El Paso mayor requests guidance regarding release of COVID-19 cluster information


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Mayor Dee Margo has requested guidance from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding the release of COVID-19 cluster information under the confidentiality provision of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Sec. 81.046.

In a letter to Paxton dated July 31, 3030, Margo said: “Due to ongoing debate regarding the release of COVID-19 cluster information at private businesses, I have formally requested counsel from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. We will continue to keep the public informed, without violation of privacy and confidentiality laws, during this Pandemic.”

COVID-19 cluster information is currently disclosed by the business sector on a public website – epstrong.org.

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