DPS increases presence along Texas-Louisiana border

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In accordance with an executive order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase its presence along the Texas-Louisiana border.

The executive order calls on travelers from Louisiana to put into mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.

According to a release, DPS Troopers will set up roadway screening stations to gather required forms from road travelers along the border.

This order goes into effect for all nine Texas counties that border Louisiana.

Those traveling from Louisiana into Texas will be asked to fill out a form detailing personal details and a mandatory quarantine location.

According to the release, the executive order does not apply to travel related to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response and critical infrastructure functions.

A violation of the Executive Order is subject to criminal penalties, said the release.

For more information on the executive order and its requirements, check here.

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