Noticias – Press Release

Jun 22

Governor Abbott Provides Update On COVID-19 Response, Urges Texans To Follow Guidelines

The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent week.

Aug 7

Governor Abbott, HHSC Secure $1.1 Billion In Federal Funding For Nursing Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that $1.1 billion in Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP) funds have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to support Texas nursing facilities that provide care for individuals receiving Medicaid.

Aug 7

Governor Abbott Announces Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing Sites In Harris County

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County.

Aug 6

Governor Abbott, Houston Astros, TDEM Announce COVID-19 Testing Site At Minute Maid Park

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Houston Astros and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have teamed up to open a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Aug 6

Governor Abbott Holds Roundtable On Upcoming Flu Season At UT Southwestern Medical Center In Dallas

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center on Texas' approach to flu season as the state and the country continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 5

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Deadline Extension For Medicaid, CHIP Providers To Apply For Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

Aug 4

Governor Abbott Visits McAllen Convention Center For Opening Of Temporary Health Care Facility

Governor Greg Abbott today visited the McAllen Convention Center for the opening of the temporary health care facility which will help increase the Rio Grande Valley's hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 4

Governor Abbott Provides Update On PPE Distribution To Texas Schools

Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio 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.