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

Coronavirus

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.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

California Correspondent Latest Stories

More Salvador Rivera

El Paso Correspondent Latest Stories

More Julian Resendiz

South Texas Correspondent Latest Stories

More Sandra Sanchez

Border Report Correspondents' Stories

Latest Stories

Washington D.C.

More Washington D.C.
borderlogo

About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.