Gov. Abbott extends Texas disaster declaration


POOL, Miguel Gutierrez, Texas Tribune

Gov. Abbott announces updates for the state April 17.

Daniella Carrera, News Reporter

Gov. Greg Abbott extended the disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

The disaster declaration will provide the state resources to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

In a press release, Abbott said, “extending the disaster declaration will ensure that Texas has the sources and capabilities in place to safely and strategically open the state while containing the spread of this virus.”

The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any additional information is released.

Individuals concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 are encouraged to 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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