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Gov. Abbott extends State Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties for COVID-19

The extensions aims to aid communities battling surges in cases

Gov. Greg Abbott in McAllen on August 4, 2020.
Gov. Greg Abbott in McAllen on August 4, 2020. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Governor Greg Abbott announced an extension of the State Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties for COVID-19.

The declaration was originally issued on March 13 and provides the state a variety of resources to aid Texas in mitigating the spread of the virus.

Abbott said the extension was made to aid communities responding to COVID-19 case surges.

“Renewing this Disaster Declaration will provide communities with the resources they need to respond to COVID-19,” Abbott said in a statement. “I urge Texans to remain vigilant in our fight against this virus. Everyone must do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly. We will overcome this challenge by working together.”

Read the order in full below:

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