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Governor Greg Abott extends disaster declaration for COVID-19

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Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, delivers remarks at a press conference about the state’s coronavirus response at the Texas State Capitol on April 8, 2020. (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport)

AUSTIN – On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended the state’s disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

“By extending my Disaster Declaration, we are ensuring the state of Texas continues to have adequate resources and capabilities to support our communities and protect public health,” said Governor Abbott in a release. “I urge all Texans to continue practicing social distancing and abide by the guidelines laid out by the CDC and my Executive Orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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