Governor Abbott visits Victoria to talk about providing schools with the equipment it needs

VICTORIA, Texas– Governor Gregg Abbott met with members of the Victoria Emergency Management team. He said he spoke with Vice President Pence to get medical personnel to Victoria.

Governor Abbott encouraged everyone to continue practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. U.S. Representative Michael Cloud was there along with Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller and State Representative Geannie Morrison.

Governor Abbott says they have provided more than 400,000 and 110 medical personnel to Victoria and says when students and teachers return to the classroom the state will help them with various needs.

“Getting to visit with local officials we were able to determine exactly what their needs are at this time. As well as what they may be going forward. Including among other things talking about what the needs will be this school year, that’s beginning as we speak, about the reality that one-way the education will be taking place, at least in the near term, is remotely. That will necessitate even more technology devices whether it be hotspots, or whether it be things like laptops or other types of technology to make sure that all of our children, all across Victoria will have access to the best quality education they can receive,” said Greg Abbott, Texas Governor.

Judge Zeller spoke at the press conference and thanked the Governor for being in constant communication since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Public Health authority Dr. John McNeill and Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy were at the press conference as well.

Mayor McCoy was grateful the Governor asked what Victoria needed as it continues to fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. Victoria County Public Health Department Director David Gonzales was also present with Governor Abbott. The Governor says there is no shortage of PPE in Texas, which has 46 warehouses stocked with supplies.