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Erika Morales talks about her late husband, Daniel Morales, Friday, Aug. 21, at her in-laws’ home in El Paso.

El Paso Times

El Paso health leaders are urging the community to take more responsibility in fighting the deadly toll from the coronavirus.

If residents refuse, they could face clampdowns, including court-ordered restrictions, officials warned.

“As we continue to experience community spread and COVID fatigue, the number of positive cases and hospitalizations will continue to rise by record numbers unless each and every one of us take full responsibility for our actions and promote change as we have been appealing, mandating and begging,” Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the city-county health authority, said in a news release.

 “Do not just do it for yourselves but for the health and wellness of your family, friends