Police department urges residents to practice social distancing

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Laredo Police Department is urging the public to practice social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In a statement, the police department says the city has allowed for several businesses to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the seriousness of the potential spread of the virus in our community still exists.

Officials say the best way to combat this is to keep a six-foot distance from others.

The police department is advising residents to exercise the six-foot social distancing practice when you are shopping or waiting in line.

This will help prevent the spread and protect our community members.