COVID-19 Resources For Industry Partners
A Message From Governor Greg Abbott
The state of Texas is strong; our people, resilient.
As we have seen in years past, when tested by fire, flood, or hurricane, Texans respond with resilience and calm resolve. And just as we overcame those challenges, we will overcome this one.
When neighbors help neighbors, our resilience is redoubled.
I have no doubt that Texans will continue to work together in that spirit over the coming days and weeks.
And we are here to help.
Governor Greg Abbott
Office of the Governor Resources
Executive orders, press releases and more related to Governor Greg Abbott's proactive response to COVID-19 can be found on the Governor's Coronavirus Resources and Response page.
Safe Travel In Texas
To equip Texans and out-of-state travel intenders with the information needed to plan travels to and around Texas confidently, Travel Texas launched a resource page entitled Traveling Safely Around Texas on TravelTexs.com.
This page highlights what travel-related activities are open around the state, the Travel Texas Promise and new measures Texas hotels, restaurants and destinations are taking to welcome travelers back safely.
Stay Healthy, Tex
The responsibility to combat COVID-19 is communal. Travel Texas launched 'Stay Healthy, Tex' messaging on Facebook and Instagram channels to help remind Texans and future out-of-state travelers of the practical steps they can take to protect themselves and others. These tips were developed following recommendations from the Texas Department of State Health Services of everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID-19. Healthy Travel Tips include:
- Wear A Mask - An itty-bitty piece of cloth goes a long way towards keeping yourself and others healthy.
- Wash Those Hands - Scrub with soap and water for 20 seconds and you're good to go.
- Keep Things Clean - Sanitize things you touch a lot, like your phone, and keep that hand sanitizer handy.
- Stay Home If Sick - Play it safe - Texas views will be waiting. Call a doctor if you feel symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- Don't Spread Anything About - Keep your hands to yourself, Tex. Don't touch your face and sneeze into your elbow.
- Keep Your Distance - Stay away from crowds and keep 6 feet - about two guitars' length - apart from others.
The central message is this: Keeping yourself and those around you healthy will allow us to all get back to exploring Texas responsibly. Be a good neighbor and use these 6 tips to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Travel Texas Promise
The Travel Texas Promise was designed to inspire a commitment from Texans to do their part to stay safe and respect the places and people that make our state so special. It's a way to remind everyone traveling or planning a trip that it is vital to adhere to the guidelines of health officials and make the safety of those around them as important as their own.
I will be a good neighbor by following the recommendations of health officials and I will stay home if I’m not feeling well.
When the time is right, I will eat delicious tacos and BBQ, and try at least one new Texas dish.
I will take in a Texas sunset, walk through a field of bluebonnets, and remember The Alamo.
I will celebrate the many cultures that make up Texas and let these travel experiences expand my heart and mind.
I will be respectful of the places I visit and the people I encounter, and I will make their health and safety as important as my own.
Lastly, I promise to never take traveling around Texas for granted.
Travelers can make the promise at TravelTexas.com and share an 'I Promise To Travel Texas Responsibly' graphic on social media to help motivate others to do their part to travel responsibly.
- Office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott - Coronavirus Resources and Response
- U.S. Travel Association
- Texas Travel Alliance
- Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
- Texas Economic Development - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
- Additional SBA Products and Resources