By February 19, JBSA–Lackland was supporting the quarantines of 234 people, with 144 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and 91 from Hubei Province. This page has been established to provide these resources and communications from Dawson County … Greg Abbott says reopening the Texas economy will be a slow process", "Texas governor wants to 'slowly' reopen business.
 The federal government supplied $628.8 million in public assistance grants to Texas through FEMA following a federal disaster declaration on March 25.  Throughout March, the state waived various healthcare and economic regulations.  San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg reduces the social gathering cap to 50 people.  The State Fair of Texas, typically scheduled for the fall, is canceled for the first time since World War II. Greg Abbott deploys Texas National Guard to help with mobile testing", "Coronavirus in Texas 3/28: SNAP and Medicaid coverage in Texas extended", "Coronavirus live updates: CDC issues domestic travel advisory for three states", "Coronavirus outbreak at Texas City nursing home follows cluster of patients at San Antonio facility", "Gov. Dan Patrick suggests he, other seniors willing to die to get economy going again", "Backlash after Texas leader suggests older Americans risk coronavirus to save economy", "Texas Lt. Gov. On March 30, the closure was extended to all of their properties.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton clarifies the following day that the order extends to abortions, prompting representatives of abortion providers in Texas to seek a restraining order.  Abbott declares a state of disaster for all counties in Texas, invoking emergency powers for the his administration, and orders state employees to work from home. BOO - Halloween has been cancelled this year. You can, Precautionary outbreak announced at Rotary Manor as 1,120 positive tests for BC over weekend, Weapons seized after DC spike belt chase arrest.
In recent weeks new hot spots have emerged in places including the rural upper Midwest and along the U.S.-Mexico border El Paso, where Texas Gov. The fourth coronavirus case was confirmed on Wednesday in a woman who is over the age of 20. 5600 Avenue ALubbock, TX. State parks and historical sites reopened. Abbott specifically avoided use of the terms "stay-at-home order" or "shelter-in-place" to describe the order, arguing that they were either misnomers (shelter-in-place usually referred to emergency situations) or did not adequately reflect the goal of the order. Masks mandated in enclosed public spaces in all counties with at least 20 confirmed cases.  Nine members of the Texas Freedom Caucus in the Texas House of Representatives sent a letter to Abbott on April 14 pressing for business restrictions to be loosened "to the greatest extent possible. August 27: DSHS reported COVID-19 deaths in Texas now exceed 12,000. The phase also allowed bars and office building tenants to begin operating with limited occupancy in addition to raising the restaurant occupancy cap to 50 percent. COVID-19: Dawson County reports 20 new cases, 328 active.  Additional federal funding was also distributed through the CARES Act, Small Business Administration,, On March 19, Abbott ordered the temporary prohibition of dining at bars and restaurants and the closure of gyms effective beginning the following day in a series of executive orders. A contact tracing investigation conducted by the COVID-19 Center at the University of Texas Health Austin concludes on April 5, with viral tests on 231 students. Greg Abbott resists calls for statewide shelter-in-place; moves to expand hospital capacity", "No Shelter in Place Order for Texas, Gov. July 13: Number of new case continues to rise rapidly. Day cares, nursing homes, and prisons are asked to limit visitations. Follow new cases found each day and the total number of cases and deaths in Texas. Gov.  Hospital protocols were updated to isolate patients presenting to emergency rooms with COVID-19 symptoms and with recent travel to Wuhan.  The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, with capacity for at least 250 beds, is designated as Texas's first ad hoc treatment facility COVID-19.  Abbott also announces a phased opening of driver license offices beginning in early June following their closure in March. Last 15 days , As of July 16, the state had still not established concrete rules for school reopenings in the Fall, but the latest word from Abbott on July 14 was that districts can expect more flexibility on opening classrooms, with state education officials agreeing to continue to fund school districts who choose to stay virtual if mandated by local health officials. Alvin ISD COVID cases cause postponements for games with Dawson, Pearland, The Houston Rodeo is back! , As of May 19, University of Texas at Austin disclosed that they were rolling out a series of "financial mitigation measures" to alleviate employee furloughs and other economic distress from COVID-19, even after receiving government grants. Jun Reported cases include confirmed and presumptive cases. The pandemic has caused significant socioeconomic impacts on the state.  Abbott suspends nursing regulations to increase the nursing workforce, including nurses with inactive licenses and retired nurses to reactivate their licenses.
The cases involve individuals in the counties of Fort Bend and Harris counties. Those who don't could be fined $1,000", "Texas receives $54 million to assist seniors and those with disabilities", "Coronavirus in Texas: Texas reports 22,806 cases and 593 deaths, releases online map of testing locations", "Retail stores, movie theaters, restaurants and malls able to reopen May 1, Gov. , June 3: Texas enters Phase 3 of Abbott's reopening plan, allowing most businesses to increase maximum occupancy to 50 percent.  On July 21, the UIL announced its plan to resume fall sports, splitting them into two categories: football and volleyball practices would begin first with 1A through 4A schools on August 3, schools with 5A and 6A designations would resume practices on September 7, with state football championships held in January. The panel also consists of a medical team and a special advisory council. " Abbott issues four executive orders to ban gatherings of more than 10 people; discourage eating and drinking at bars, food courts restaurants, and visiting gyms (and close bars and restaurant dining rooms); proscribe visitation of nursing homes, retirement centers, and long-term care facilities with exception of providing critical care; and temporarily close all Texas schools.  On April 17, Abbott said that Texas public schools would be closed for the remainder of the 2019–20 school year and that schools will continue to offer distance learning.  Some residents in San Antonio began 14-day self-quarantines. Greg Abbott tightens outdoor gathering rules", "As COVID spreads, Abbott allows more oversight on gatherings, enacts child care rules", "Notice to Child Care Providers: Repeal of Emergency Rules", "Texas' coronavirus positivity rate exceeds "warning flag" level Abbott set as businesses reopened", "Positivity rate: Breaking down the metric Gov. , April 28: Two counties report COVID-19 cases for the first time. , April 15: Three counties report COVID-19 cases for the first time.
, May 18: Texas enters Phase 2 of the governor's reopening plan, allowing more businesses to open or increase their active capacity.  The June 2020 spike in local cases, however, has prompted scrutiny over plans by the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers (who are opening their new Globe Life Field) to allow spectators.
 Tarrant County begins mandating face masks at all businesses. It has the third-highest count of deaths related to the virus, behind New Jersey and New York, and the seventeenth-highest count of deaths per capita. Two hours later, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered residents of Dallas County to shelter in place beginning 11:59 p.m. on the following day.