Governor Abbott extends statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Governor Abbott extends statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration
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AUSTIN, Texas (KCBD) - Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on Friday extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

The order mobilizes state resources and allows agencies to suspend any regulation that would impede the disaster response.

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.

"Extending this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that Texas has the resources and flexibility needed to effectively respond to COVID-19," said Governor Abbott. "To further mitigate the spread of the virus and overcome this challenge, Texans should continue to do their part by wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home if possible."

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