Governor Abbott extends statewide Disaster Declaration for COVID-19

Governor Abbott extends statewide Disaster Declaration for COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on Monday, September 7 extending the Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

The Disaster Declaration was first issued on March 13, 2020.

The declaration provides the state a variety of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Renewing this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that we have the resources and strategies in place to help communities across Texas respond to COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “I urge Texans to take precautionary steps to protect their health by wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitizing their hands. Working together, we will slow the spread and keep our communities safe.”

Click here to read the entire declaration.

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