Gov. Greg Abbott extends disaster declaration for COVID-19


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Governor Greg Abbott extended his disaster declaration in response to COVID-19 for all counties in Texas Saturday.

The declaration was originally issued March 13. At the time, there were only about 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Texas, not including cases from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, according to Abbott.

The declaration allows the state to provide resources to its counties to help fight COVID-19.

“I urge Texans to remain vigilant in our fight against this virus. Everyone must do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly,” Abbott said in a statement. “We will overcome this challenge by working together.” 

You can view the entire proclamation online.

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