DATE: March 20, 2020

TO: GMCC Members, Visitors and Community

FROM: Brenda Enriquez, President & CEO of GMCC

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Plan of Action


Mission Chamber accessible to our members and community working remotely

This plan is in response to the standards and precautionary measures of the Center for Disease Control, Federal, State and Local governments during this pandemic and declaration of the National Emergency by President Donald Trump. It will be effective from Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3, unless otherwise determined.

The health and safety of our employees, members, visitors and our community is of utmost importance to us. Due to the unforeseen and evolving COVID-19 hard times, our office building is temporarily closed. GMCC Members will be hearing from us during these next two weeks as we will be checking-in to answer questions you may have.

However, we are still accessible to our members, community and visitors needing information during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM through 12PM and from 1PM through 5PM in the following methods:

For member referral information, Visitor Center information, Tourism, the Community Calendar, or to set up an appointment with a Chamber representative contact Esmer Stone by telephone at (956) 585-2727 or (956) 890-0270, or by email at

To provide Business Updates such as your new hours of operations, pick-up order options, etc. or any information you would like us to share on our Social Media platforms, please contact our Membership Director Amanda Rodriguez by cell at (956) 240-5066, by email at or on our GMCC Facebook directly.

Regarding the cancelled Golf Tournament, signature events, workshops/seminars, please contact our Vice President CJ Sanchez by cell at (956) 240-4047 or by email at

To reach the Finance Department, email Jennifer Espinoza at

All of our team members have information about the resources available from the Small Business Administration, Texas Workforce Commission and US Chamber of Commerce.

Remember, we are your resource during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly or any of our team members. The strongest communities have relied on each other and I am certain we will get through this together, as a community and family of the Rio Grande Valley. May God bless the Rio Grande Valley and the United States of America!

Here at Mission Chamber of Commerce, we want to make sure that our clients are informed with up-to-date information on COVID-19 in order to benefit the health and safety of our communities. Below, we have compiled verified news sources with current updates and announcements regarding the handling of the coronavirus in our region. Please continue to check back for the most recent information, and consider sharing with your friends and family on social media.

National Updates

This information is straight from the CDC if you want learn more click in the link below

CDC Online Newsroom Welcome to the CDC Online Newsroom, a one-stop source for journalists seeking public health information. Global media and the general public can access current and archived press releases, media advis

  • CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread
    by on May 22, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    CDC actively reviews our website to make sure the content is accessible and clear for all types of audiences. As a result of one such review, edits were made to the organization of the COVID-19 transmission page, including adding a headline in an attempt to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person. This change was intended to make it easier to read, and was not a result of any new science.

  • CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith
    by on May 22, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees as healthy as possible as they exercise their faith.

  • CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award
    by on May 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the <a href="">2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award</a>.

  • CDC Investigation Notice - Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks
    by on May 20, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of <em>Salmonella</em> infections linked to contact with backyard poultry has been posted <a href=""></a>.

  • CDC releases resources to assist states to open
    by on May 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Across America, states and localities are experiencing different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have chosen to begin moving gradually and strategically toward resuming civic life. To help states, tribes, localities, and territories, as well as businesses and community organizations operate as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC released two new resources to aide in reopening.

  • HHS Delivers Funding to Expand Testing Capacity for States, Territories, Tribes
    by on May 18, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $11 billion in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $10.25 billion to states, territories, and local jurisdictions through CDC’s existing Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement.

  • Media Statement from Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director; Dr. Steve Hahn, FDA Commissioner; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director
    by on May 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have together determined that government entities working in support of the COVID-19 response efforts are providing essential services and the <a href="/">current guidelines for critical infrastructure workers apply</a>.

  • CDC scientists honored as 2020 Service to America Medal Finalists
    by on May 8, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) scientists Dr. Vikram Krishnasamy, and Dr. Peter Briss and the 2019 Lung Injury Prevention Team, have been named finalists in the Partnership for Public Service’s annual Service to America awards.

  • CDC launches national viral genomics consortium to better map SARS-CoV-2 transmission
    by on May 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    CDC has kicked off the <a href="">SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES)</a> consortium, which will greatly expand the use of <a href="">whole genome sequencing (WGS)</a> of the COVID-19 virus.

  • HHS Announces CARES Act Funding Distribution to States and Localities in Support of COVID-19 Response
    by on April 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide additional resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation’s response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hidalgo County Updates

This information is straight from the Hidalgo County Twitter Account if you want learn more click in the link below