City Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3

City Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3 Representing Central - East El Paso Residents as City Representative of District 3. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY Cassandra was born and raised in El Paso Lower Valley.

She is a graduate of Bel Air High School in 2005 and attended the Riverside Vocational program. Cassandra is the middle child of five children. Cassandra’s mother is Norma Alvarado Chavez and Step Father Ricardo Chavez. Cassandra has two children Weylin Brown and Betty Brown. Cassandra is a proud Home Owner in the Rosedale Neighborhood area. Cassandra served as the President and Vice President of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association from 2014 to 2017. BACKGROUND Cassandra was elected as the District 3 Representative in June 2017 and will serve a four-year term. Cassandra has dedicated her work experience to public service. Cassandra is the former Deputy Director at Dynamic Workforce Solutions (DWFS) for the non-profit Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), an organization dedicated to helping El Paso job seekers and military veterans find gainful employment. Cassandra served as the Director of Policy and Programs for Education and Workforce Development at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. She also served as support staff in City Council from February 2011 to July 2013 for Susie Byrd (District 2), and Steve Ortega (District 7). As a testament to her dedication to service, Cassandra gained this valuable experience at City Hall while simultaneously working towards completing her graduate degree and working part-time at another job to make ends meet. EDUCATION Cassandra Hernandez obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2010. Later, she obtained her Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Public Policy and Management in 2013, also from UTEP. As a graduate student, Cassandra helped re-establish the Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) and served as president of MPASA for approximately 2 years.

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Join us! first Council Meeting of 2021.
01/05/2021

Join us! first Council Meeting of 2021.

Thank you once again for the opportunity to represent the people of District 3 and the great City of El Paso. Join me to...
01/05/2021

Thank you once again for the opportunity to represent the people of District 3 and the great City of El Paso. Join me tomorrow!

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
01/04/2021

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso partnered with Immunize El Paso to assist the non-profit clinic dispense their allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to qualified community members including first responders, healthcare personnel, people 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition.

The mass-vaccination clinic took place today for individuals who pre-registered and obtained an appointment from the Department of Public Health (DPH).

As the City of El Paso waits to receive more COVID-19 vaccines, residents who are eligible as either Phase 1 Group A or Group B can pre-register to receive the vaccine with the City of El Paso by visiting EPStrong.org and submitting the pre-registration form. Once pre-registered, residents will be notified about the availability of the vaccine and be provided with the next steps.

Vaccine availability at the State and National level will continue to be very limited for the next several weeks. Once vaccine production increases vaccines will be available for a larger number of persons. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination program, visit EPStrong.org and click on the vaccination page.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
01/03/2021

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

In accordance with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. 32 (GA-32), City Public Health and Emergency officials have amended the City’s Sixth Local Emergency Directive.

The Directive is amended, removing the prior restriction on restaurant dine-in hours. Under the restriction, restaurants were required to end dine-in service at 10 p.m., but were able to continue take-out and curbside/pick-up service.

While restaurants are now able to provide dine-in service past 10 p.m., Public Health officials remind restaurants to follow Gov. Abbott’s Order GA-32 and the City’s amended Sixth Local Emergency Directive. The City’s Mitigation Taskforce will remain vigilant to ensure that restaurants and local businesses strictly adhere to all current state and local orders and directives.

Local businesses are currently allowed to operate at 50 percent occupancy as the current Trauma Service Area (TSA) rate, the level of hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 infection, is not below 15 percent, as established by GA-32. The TSA rate is currently 18.45 percent.

Additionally, according to GA-32, bars or similar establishments that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), and are not categorized as restaurants, must remain closed.

The entire Sixth Local Emergency Directive, which remains in full force and in effect, unless superseded by a conflicting provision or by state or federal law or order, can be found on EPStrong.org under the Health Orders tab.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
01/02/2021

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

402 new COVID-19 cases and 19 delayed test results by the State are being reported today for a cumulative total of 99,327 cases. The number of deaths remains at 1,473.

To date 62,715 residents have recovered from the virus and 34,563 cases remain active.

For more information and other data visit EPStrong.org

If you’re planning on getting tested for COVID-19, please note that the City and State testing sites will be closed Janu...
12/31/2020

If you’re planning on getting tested for COVID-19, please note that the City and State testing sites will be closed January 1 in observance of New Year's.

The City sites will be open today from 8AM to 1PM and the State sites will be open from 9AM to 2PM. All testing sites will resume regular hours on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

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12/31/2020

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UPDATE: At this time, most roadways in the area are slick. We strongly discourage any travel. Highway 118, South of Double Diamond, is almost impassible. Highway 67/90, West of Alpine, is CLOSED, at this time. Throughout the night, deputies responded to numerous calls for assistance by motorists who had lost control on the slick roadways. Please stay home, and avoid all travel.

The City of El Paso is waiting to receive additional COVID-19 vaccines from the State of Texas. Eligible residents can r...
12/30/2020

The City of El Paso is waiting to receive additional COVID-19 vaccines from the State of Texas. Eligible residents can reserve their spot by pre-registering online now!
Visit the Vaccination page at EPStrong.org or call (915) 21-COVID to see if you qualify.
At this time COVID-19 vaccines are limited, but availability is anticipated to expand in early 2021.

Live trees are recycled and turned into mulch, which is available at no cost to all residents. Please remove all lights,...
12/30/2020

Live trees are recycled and turned into mulch, which is available at no cost to all residents. Please remove all lights, garlands, ribbons and other ornaments!

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/29/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Don't let your guard down! If you traveled or gathered during the holiday break, go get tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantine until you receive your negative result.

To find a testing site near you, visit EPStrong.org and click on the Testing and Treatment tab.

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¡No bajes la guardia! Si usted viajó o se reunió durante los días festivos, hágase la prueba de COVID-19 y póngase en cuarentena hasta que reciba un resultado negativo.

Para encontrar un sitio de pruebas cerca de usted, visite EPStrong.org y haga clic en la pestaña de Pruebas y Tratamiento.

12/25/2020
City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The holidays are here! Stay safe by celebrating Christmas virtually, wearing your mask correctly, keeping a safe distance from others, and washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds.

If you must go out, consider ordering online or using curbside pickup. #HappyHolidays #PreventionStartsWithYou



¡Los días festivos están aquí! Manténgase seguro celebrando esta Navidad virtualmente. Recuerde usar su cubrebocas correctamente, mantener una distancia sana y lavarse las manos con frecuencia por al menos 20 segundos.

Si debe salir, considere hacer sus pedidos en línea o recoja sus compras desde su vehículo. #FelicesFiestas #PrevenciónComienzaContigo

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/25/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announces the next priority groups to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus are people 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has determined the next COVID-19 priority group will begin receiving the vaccine within the next few weeks.

Under Phase 1B the Texas Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), has identified the next high-risk groups to receive the vaccine. Groups identified include essential workers with the specified underlying medical conditions.

Those critical populations referenced by EVAP are:

• Communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and other chronic diseases;
• Teachers and school staff, to ensure that Texas children can learn in a safe environment;
• Social services workers, to ensure that those in need receive care and support;
• Workers who maintain critical infrastructure, to support the Texas economy; and
• Other frontline workers who are unable to work remotely and are, therefore, more likely to be exposed to COVID-19.

DPH will work with local vaccine providers and partners to ensure that individuals who are 65 years and older, those with the medical conditions listed below, and frontline workers in critical industries have access to the vaccine so they will be protected from COVID-19, while on the job.

The community will be advised once the COVID-19 vaccination is available for the new priority groups in Phase 1B. Information on how to schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine will also be provided. Individuals under 65 years of age with underlying medical conditions will be required to provide an eligibility statement from their medical provider, in order to receive the vaccine.

Texas Phase 1B Vaccine Priorities:

• People 65 years of age and older
• People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:

• Cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
• Solid organ transplantation
• Obesity and severe obesity (Body Mass Index of 30kg/m2 or higher)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle Cell Disease
• Type 2 Diabetes

For more COVID-19 information about the community’s vaccine plan as well as testing, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org

Friendly reminder and Happy Holidays!!
12/24/2020

Friendly reminder and Happy Holidays!!

Today Santa is making a few stops in Lower Valley El Paso. Stop by Ascarate Park to wave at Santa. He may have a special...
12/24/2020

Today Santa is making a few stops in Lower Valley El Paso. Stop by Ascarate Park to wave at Santa. He may have a special treat for children.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/24/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

As holidays approach, remember to get tested for COVID-19. Free testing sites are available throughout El Paso for people with and without COVID-19 symptoms.

For more information including holiday hours for each testing site, visit EPStrong.org

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Image: Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in El Paso.

City of El Paso Drive-Thru Sites
Individuals must make an appointment online at EPStrong.org

Monday to Saturday | 8AM – 3PM

• East; 301 George Perry Blvd.
• West; 7400 High Ridge Dr.

State Testing Sites
No appointments needed; once daily capacity is met the site will be closed for the day.

Open 7-Days a Week | 9AM – 4PM
• Ascarate Park; 6800 Delta
• EPCC Valle Verde Campus; 919 Hunter Dr.
• Nation Tobin Recreation Center; 8831 Railroad Dr.
• SISD Student Activities Complex; 1300 Joe Battle Blvd.
• UTEP Schuster 1 Parking Lot; Schuster Ave.
• Eastside Sports Complex, 14380 Montwood
• Region 19 Kenworthy Complex; 9776 Kenworthy

State Saliva Testing
Individuals must make an appointment online or call (267)362-5207.

Monday to Friday | 9AM – 4PM
• Memorial Park; 1701 N. Copia
• ESD 2 Fire Station; 11440 N. Loop

Project Vida
Call (915) 298-5044 to make an appointment.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 9AM – 4PM
• Naftzger Clinic, 3612 Pera Ave.

Thursdays | 9AM – 4PM
• 7000 5th St.

Tender Care Home Health
No appointments needed; free and available for anyone 5 years or older with or without symptoms.

Wednesdays | 8AM – 3:30PM
• Horizon First Baptist, 17018 Darrington

UMMC
No appointments needed; once daily capacity is met the site will be closed for the day.

Monday to Sunday | 9AM – 4PM
• County SportsPark, 1780 N. Zaragoza

WE Medical Labs
Call (915) 218-6026 to make an appointment in advance.

Monday to Friday | 9AM – 2PM & 5PM – 7PM
• 2022 Murchison Dr.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/24/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announces the next priority groups to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus are people 65 years of age and older and those 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has determined the next COVID-19 priority group will begin receiving the vaccine within the next few weeks.

Under Phase 1B the Texas Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), has identified the next high-risk groups to receive the vaccine. Groups identified include essential workers with the specified underlying medical conditions.

Those critical populations referenced by EVAP are:

• Communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and other chronic diseases;
• Teachers and school staff, to ensure that Texas children can learn in a safe environment;
• Social services workers, to ensure that those in need receive care and support;
• Workers who maintain critical infrastructure, to support the Texas economy; and
• Other frontline workers who are unable to work remotely and are, therefore, more likely to be exposed to COVID-19.

DPH will work with local vaccine providers and partners to ensure that individuals who are 65 years and older, those with the medical conditions listed below, and frontline workers in critical industries have access to the vaccine so they will be protected from COVID-19, while on the job.

The community will be advised once the COVID-19 vaccination is available for the new priority groups in Phase 1B. Information on how to schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine will also be provided. Individuals under 65 years of age with underlying medical conditions will be required to provide an eligibility statement from their medical provider, in order to receive the vaccine.

Texas Phase 1B Vaccine Priorities:

• People 65 years of age and older
• People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:

• Cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
• Solid organ transplantation
• Obesity and severe obesity (Body Mass Index of 30kg/m2 or higher)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle Cell Disease
• Type 2 Diabetes

For more COVID-19 information about the community’s vaccine plan as well as testing, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org

El Departamento de Salud Pública junto con los expertos médicos locales invitan a la comunidad a una reunión virtual est...
12/21/2020

El Departamento de Salud Pública junto con los expertos médicos locales invitan a la comunidad a una reunión virtual este Martes 22 de diciembre a las 6:30 p.m. para conocer más sobre los planes de distribución de Texas y los esfuerzos locales para la vacunación contra el COVID-19.

Los panelistas compartirán la información más reciente sobre el plan de distribución, los esfuerzos del plan de dispensación de COVID-19 local, los efectos secundarios de la vacuna y la seguridad para quienes la toman.

Únase al ayuntamiento virtual en línea en http://bit.ly/C19Vacuna o llame al (915) 213-4096, ID: 383 659 13#

Se solicita a los residentes que envíen cualquier pregunta que puedan tener con respecto al COVID-19 por adelantado por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Happy Holidays El Paso.
12/18/2020

Happy Holidays El Paso.

REMINDER: City Hosts Virtual Town Hall to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY! Second Town Hall to be Hosted NextWeek for...
12/17/2020

REMINDER: City Hosts Virtual Town Hall to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY!

Second Town Hall to be Hosted Next
Week for Spanish-Speaking Community.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22
WHERE: Microsoft Teams Meeting
call in (audio only)
(915) 213-4096
Phone Conference ID:
383 659 13#

12/16/2020
El Paso International Airport (ELP)

El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/16/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) along with local medical experts invite the community to a virtual town hall this Thursday, December 17 at 6:30PM to learn more about Texas’ distribution plans and local efforts for the COVID-19 vaccination.

The panelist will share the latest information on the distribution plan, local COVID-19 dispensing plan efforts, the vaccine’s side effects and safety for those who take it, including those with underlying medical conditions. Residents are asked to submit their questions in advance via [email protected].

Join the virtual town hall online at bit.ly/C19Vaccine or call (915) 213-4096, ID: 340 547 782#.

Officials advised the vaccine will be received in three (3) phases. Supplies will be limited during the first phase and will be restricted to selected groups considered at-highest-risk.

About the Three Vaccine Phases:

Phase 1: The state anticipates limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. Initial efforts will be made to immunize:

• Critical Healthcare and other critical personnel
• Nursing Homes and Assisted Living residents and personnel
• Other essential workers

Phase 2: There will be a larger number of vaccine doses available. The focus will be to continue vaccinating those critical populations who were not vaccinated during phase one and additional at high- risk groups and critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 3: The state anticipates a sufficient supply of vaccines doses available to all members of the population who wish to vaccinate.

The COVID-19 vaccine will initially be an adult vaccine; however, once the vaccine is approved for pediatric use more information will be provided.

For more COVID-19 information about the community’s vaccine plan as well as testing, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/16/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived to El Paso.

Officials advised the vaccine will be received in 3 phases.

Phase 1: The state anticipates limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. Initial efforts will be made to immunize:

• Critical Healthcare and other critical personnel
• Nursing Homes and Assisted Living residents and personnel
• Other essential workers

Phase 2: There will be a larger number of vaccine doses available. The focus will be to continue vaccinating those critical populations who were not vaccinated during phase one and additional at high- risk groups and critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 3: The state anticipates a sufficient supply of vaccines doses available to all members of the population who wish to vaccinate.

The COVID-19 vaccine will initially be an adult vaccine; however, once the vaccine is approved for pediatric use more information will be provided.

For more COVID-19 information about the community’s vaccine plan as well as testing, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org

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Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday 08:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

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