News – Press Release

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.

Oct 26

Governor Abbott Statement On Justice Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation To United States Supreme Court

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation to the United States Supreme Court:

Oct 25

Governor Abbott Announces Additional HHS Resources To Mitigate COVID-19 In El Paso

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) activated additional resources to help combat COVID-19 in the El Paso region.

Oct 25

State Of Texas To Establish Alternate Care Site In El Paso To Expand Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management is establishing an alternate care site in El Paso to expand hospital capacity in the region. The facility will provide El Paso with additional hospital beds, medical equipment, and medical personnel to assist with the region's COVID-19 response.

Oct 25

Governor Abbott Requests To Use William Beaumont Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients in El Paso

Governor Greg Abbott today held a call with Dr. Robert Kadlec, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), to discuss hospital capacity needs in the City of El Paso. A readout of the call can be found below:

Oct 23

Governor Abbott Delivers Remarks At New Amazon Fulfillment Center In Waco

The fulfillment center is the largest capital investment in the City of Waco and is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs.

Oct 22

Governor Abbott Surges Additional COVID-19 Resources To El Paso

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) are surging additional medical personnel and equipment to the El Paso region to assist with the community's COVID-19 response.

Oct 22

Office of the Governor, DSHS Provide Nearly 3 Million Flu Vaccines For Texas Children, Adults

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has secured 2.8 million doses of flu vaccine for the Texas Vaccines for Children Program and the new Adult Influenza Vaccine Initiative.