News – Press Release

Mar 27

Governor Abbott Announces New Processes To Preserve And Extend Child Care Capacity For Front Line Workers

Governor Greg Abbott today waived certain Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) regulations to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers.

Mar 26

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans

These mandatory self-quarantines will last a period of 14 days or for the duration of a person’s presence in Texas, whichever is shorter.

Mar 26

Governor Abbott Announces HHSC Request Of 1135 Medicaid Waiver

If approved, this would grant Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid while the state continues to respond to COVID-19.

Mar 26

Governor Abbott Requests Release of Federal Unemployment Funds

Governor Greg Abbott today announced his request for access to interest-free federal loans to pay unemployment claims and the accelerated release of funds from the Texas account of the federal Unemployment Trust Fund.

Mar 25

Governor Abbott Waives Certain Licensing Renewal Regulations, Fees For Nurses

Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding licensing renewal and subsequent fees for nurses in Texas.

Mar 25

Governor Abbott Takes Action To Expand Texas Hospital Capacity

The waivers also remove certain mileage restrictions which will allow hospitals to operate additional facilities that are more than 30 miles away from the main licensed hospital.

Mar 25

Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Major Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement thanking President Trump for issuing a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas.