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.

Sep 17

Governor Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Relating to Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Relating to Hospital Capacity

Sep 17

Governor Greg Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services in Texas

Governor Abbott Expands Capacity for Certain Services

Sep 15

Governor Abbott Releases New PSA Encouraging Texans To Get A Flu Shot

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new public service announcement (PSA) encouraging Texans to get a flu shot.

Sep 14

Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Attorney General Paxton Issue Statement On Withdrawal Of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following President Trump's decision to withdraw the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR):

Sep 7

Governor Abbott Extends Statewide Disaster Declaration For COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

Sep 7

Governor Abbott Extends Statewide Disaster Declaration For COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a variety of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Aug 31

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For The Month Of September

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $188 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as the Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.