COVID-19 updates from Gov. Abbott’s office, April 12, 2020


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sits during a media briefing, Friday, April 3. Photo courtesy of Texas Governor's Office.

Jaden Edison, Multimedia Editor

Statewide Disaster Declaration extended

Gov. Greg Abbott extended the state’s original March 13 Disaster Declaration on Sunday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A press release states the declaration provides the state a number of resources to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.

The Star’s coverage on the disaster declaration extension can be found here. 

Small business initiative announcement to come Monday

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will announce a new small business initiative at 11:30 a.m., April 13, from the State Capitol.

Abbott will be joined by President and CEO of LiftFund Janie Barrera, and President and COO of Goldman Sachs John Waldron via Zoom Video Communications.

A press release states that the first portion of Abbott’s announcement will also occur via Zoom. Spectrum News Austin will provide live video coverage.

The Star will provide updates as they become available. Follow us on social media @universitystar.

Individuals concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider or the Hays County Local Health Department at 512.393.5520. For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services or the Centers for Disease Control website.

The University Star’s COVID-19 coverage can be found here.

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