Brownsville releases Threat Matrix for COVID-19

 The City of Brownsville has released a Threat Matrix to provide a visual status of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the city.

The goal is to provide residents with recommendations to stay safe and lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the city stated in a press release.

Officials said the city is currently in red level 4 severe.

The Brownsville Threat Matrix is compiled by receiving input from local hospitals, city epidemiologists and other city health staff, in conjunction with city Emergency Operations Center, Fire/EMS divisions.

Any changes to the threat level will be released on Monday. Level 4 signifies a severe and uncontrolled level of COVID-19 in Brownsville. The higher the number the higher the threat is regarding COVID-19. The resident recommendation is to stay home when possible and take action to minimize contact with others.