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Texarkana Area Bars Must Close Again, Restaurants Back to 50%
Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell received notification Saturday, January 2, 2020, from Dr John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of Texas Department of State Health Services, notifying him that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area F have exceeded 15% of capacity for at least seven consecutive day…
TX Governor Attends Operation Warp Speed Briefing The White House
Governor Greg Abbott yesterday visited the White House where he attended a briefing on Operation Warp Speed with Vice President Mike Pence and other state and federal leaders. During the briefing, the leaders discussed the ongoing COVID-19 response and the vaccine distribution currently taking place…
Governor Encourages Participation in 'Small Business Saturday'
Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th. In the video, the Governor urges Texans to shop small, shop local, and help support businesses in their community throughout the holiday season — whether safely in…
Texas Governor Issues Executive Order To Open Some Bars
Governor Greg Abbott yesterday issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th…
Texas Expands Capacity For Certain Services/Nursing Homes
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the state's ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. During the press conference, the Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and…
Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Get That Flu Shot
Governor Greg Abbott today released a new public service announcement (PSA) encouraging Texans to get a flu shot. Getting a flu shot is especially important this season to help keep hospitalizations down during the state's ongoing response to COVID-19. In the PSA, the Governor notes that the fl…
Governor Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the Alternate State Operations Center in Austin where he provided an update on the state’s response to Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura, both of which are forecast to impact parts of the Texas Coast and East Texas in the coming d…
State Applies For $300/Week Funds for Unemployed Texans
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has applied for additional unemployment benefit funding made available through President Trump's Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order. If granted, this funding will provide an additional $300 per week in benefits for…
Texas Governor Updates PPE Distribution To Texas Schools
Governor Greg Abbott visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio Tuesday where he provided an update on the state’s distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Texas school districts for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Governor noted that the stat…
Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to …
Governor Abbott Urges Texans to Follow the Guidelines
Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on Texas' continued response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent weeks—including increasing enforcement of health and safety regulations, rapidly increasing testing in hot sp…

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