News – Coronavirus

Mar 2

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.

Mar 4

State Leadership Announces Funding For Texas School Systems To Support In-Person Instruction

Funding is being provided to support schools for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year as they continue to support student learning that has been disrupted by the pandemic

Mar 1

Governor Abbott, TDEM Launch First Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative In 26 Counties

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 26 participating counties for the first week of the Save Our Seniors initiative.

Feb 26

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for March

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $229 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of March as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 25

Governor Abbott Announces “Save Our Seniors” Initiative To Vaccinate Homebound Seniors In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Corpus Christi where he announced the statewide Save Our Seniors initiative to vaccinate homebound seniors across Texas.

Feb 11

Governor Abbott, TDEM To Deploy State Mobile Vaccine Teams To Five Underserved Counties This Week

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department (TMD), will deploy State Mobile Vaccination Teams (SMVT) to five additional underserved counties this week: San Saba, Goliad, Sterling, Jeff Davis, and Crockett.

Feb 10

Governor Abbott, FEMA Launch Community Vaccination Sites In Dallas, Houston

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is establishing mass community vaccination sites in the DFW Metroplex and Houston.

Feb 9

Governor Abbott, TDHCA Announce Statewide COVID-19 Rental Relief Program

Program Provides Over $1 Billion In Rent, Utility Assistance For Qualifying Households