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Gov. Abbott extends COVID-19 disaster declaration for all Texas counties

13 May 2020 10:07 AM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation extending his disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued March 13 and extended April 12, the disaster declaration provides a number of resources as the state continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The City of Fort Worth’s disaster declaration is also extended for an additional 30 days, until June 11, to ensure it is in compliance with in conformance with the statewide declaration by Gov. Abbott.

View the governor’s proclamation.PDF File

“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority remains the health and safety of all Texans,” Abbott said. “By extending the disaster declaration, we are ensuring that Texas has the resources and capabilities in place to safely and strategically open the state while containing the spread of this virus. As we move forward in our response, I urge all Texans to continue following the health and safety guidelines laid out by the CDC and Texas’ team of medical experts.”

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