News – Coronavirus

Jun 7

Governor Abbott Extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration For June 2021

Governor Abbott Extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration For June 2021

Jun 2

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For June

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing approximately $208 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 25

Governor Abbott, TDEM, TMD Expand Mobile Vaccine Program To Include Groups Of Five Or More Texans

Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) today announced the expansion of the State Mobile Vaccine Program to include groups of five or more Texans who voluntarily choose to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

May 20

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $2.5 Billion In Pandemic Food Benefits For Texas Families

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a second round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits for families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.

May 18

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order 36 Prohibiting Government Entities From Mandating Masks

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order 36 Prohibiting Government Entities From Mandating Masks

May 18

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Government Entities From Mandating Masks

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4.

May 17

Governor Abbott Announces End to Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

Governor Greg Abbott today informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021.

May 14

Governor Abbott Announces 20 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In Texas

Over 50% Of Eligible Texans 16 And Older Have Received At Least One Dose