News – Coronavirus

Sep 17

Governor Abbott Expands Capacity For Certain Services In Texas, Announces Guidance For Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Visitations

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the state's ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Dec 3

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For December 2020

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide approximately $204 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec 2

Governor Abbott Announces Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution For Month Of December

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December.

Nov 24

Governor Abbott, TDEM Launch Bamlanivimab Infusion Wing At Alternate Care Site In El Paso

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division Of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established a bamlanivimab infusion wing at the state-run alternate care site (ACS) in El Paso to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19.

Nov 23

Governor Abbott Announces Holiday Comfort Food Care Packages For Texas Youth And Families

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Holiday Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program, in partnership with the Texas Restaurant Association, to provide holiday meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas, while also supporting local restaurants.

Nov 23

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for Texas' COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state's initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month.

Nov 19

Governor Abbott Provides Update On Bamlanivimab Distribution To Hospitals Across Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today traveled to Lubbock to hold a briefing with local officials and provide an update on the the distribution of bamlanivimab.

Nov 18

Governor Abbott, TEA, TDEM Announce $420 Million Reimbursement Program for Texas Schools To Continue Supporting Remote Learning During COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a $420 million reimbursement program to cover costs incurred by Texas public schools that purchased Wi-Fi hotspots and/or eLearning devices (such as laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks) so students could learn remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.