News – Press Release

Jun 22

Governor Abbott Provides Update On COVID-19 Response, Urges Texans To Follow Guidelines

The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent week.

Jul 10

Governor Abbott Announces Additional Federal Resources Activated To Combat COVID-19 In The Houston Region

Governor Greg Abbott has been working with Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Trump Administration to ensure the medical needs of Texans will be met as the State responds to COVID-19.

Jul 10

Governor Abbott, Omnicare Announce COVID-19 Testing For Patients, Staff At Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Omnicare, a CVS Health company, is partnering with the State of Texas to provide COVID-19 point-of-care testing for assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state.

Jul 10

Governor Abbott Extends Statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott extends COVID-19 disaster declaration.

Jul 9

Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation Expanding Hospital Capacity In 11 Trauma Service Areas

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas.

Jul 9

Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For The City Of Azle

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Azle, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission.

Jul 8

Governor Abbott Allocates Emergency Education Relief Funding For Texas Higher Education

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will invest $57 million in federal funds to maintain the state’s need-based financial aid programs and keep more students enrolled at their colleges and universities.

Jul 7

Governor Abbott, HHS Launch COVID-19 Surge Testing Site In Edinburg

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide free COVID-19 testing in Edinburg, Texas as part of the federal government's surge testing efforts in hot spots throughout the country.