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Coronavirus hotline set by El Paso Public Health Department

A coronavirus hotline has been set by El Paso Public Health Department for info on virus

Have questions about the coronavirus? A COVID-19 hotline has been set by the city’s Public Health Department.

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El Paso Times

The city’s Public Health department has set up a hotline focused on COVID-19 information.

“This new hotline will be focused on answering questions about the disease itself and critical information regarding the COVID-19 impact to the members of our community,” said Ruth Castillo, preparedness manager for the Health Department in a press release.

The number is: 915-212-6843.

The hotline is available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Callers can speak to someone in English or Spanish. A language line will be able to translate more than 240 languages as well.

The new system will allow the 2-1-1 Texas call center to focus on referrals to services for those impacted by business closures and unemployment.

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María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150; mcortes@elpasotimes.com; @EPTMaria on Twitter.

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