News – Press Release

May 27

Governor Abbott Provides Update On COVID-19 Surge Response In Amarillo

Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to provide an update on the COVID-19 surge response efforts in Amarillo.

May 27

Governor Abbott Requests U.S. Small Business Administration Declare Polk County A Disaster Area, Provide Disaster Loans

Governor Greg Abbott today requested a disaster designation from the Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to access the disaster loan program for Polk County.

May 27

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million To Connect Nursing Facility Residents And Families

Texas is encouraging nursing facility providers to submit applications to HHSC to receive up to $3,000 in federal funding per facility for purchasing communication technology devices.

May 26

Governor Abbott Announces Additional Services And Activities That Can Open Under Phase II

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open.

May 26

Governor Abbott, DSHS Distribute Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Across Texas

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services is distributing 237 additional cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to 107 hospitals.

May 22

Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the TWC has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.

May 22

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Suspending In-Person Visitations In County And Municipal Jails

This executive order adds another layer of defense to contain COVID-19 hot spots, prevent community spread, and protect staff and inmates.

May 22

Governor Abbott Releases PSA: “Be A Good Neighbor. Be A Texan.”

Governor Greg Abbott released a public service announcement (PSA) entitled "Be A Good Neighbor. Be a Texan."