McAllen city directors under self-quarantine

McALLEN — The city manager requested two directors self-quarantine following their return Friday from a honeymoon trip to Europe out of an abundance of caution.

The decision comes at the heels of a national emergency regarding the novel coronavirus as it continues to wreak havoc across the globe.

McAllen Transit Director Mario Delgado and McAllen Convention Center Director Yajaira Flores married earlier this year and took a trip to Europe.

Following their return Friday, they drove home from the airport and self-quarantined.

“The two employees feel fine and do not demonstrate any symptoms of illness,” McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez said in a news release.

The city, however, requested the move in accordance with state-recommended protocols, the release indicated.

“Again, there is no reason to believe at this point that the employees have had any contact with any potential threat,” Rodriguez wrote.

Rodriguez and the city’s Deputy Emergency Manager Jeff Johnston have communicated the decision to the Hidalgo County Health Chief Administrative Officer Eddie Olivarez.

“And all have concurred with this action,” Rodriguez said.