AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s communications director, Mark Miner, said in a statement Tuesday.
“Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Governor has been testing daily, and today was the first positive test result. Governor Abbott is in constant communication with his staff, agency heads, and government officials to ensure that state government continues to operate smoothly and efficiently. The Governor will isolate in the Governor’s Mansion and continue to test daily. Governor Abbott is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment.
“Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms. Everyone that the Governor has been in close contact with today has been notified. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott tested negative.”
On Monday night, Abbott attended an indoors event in Collin County, according to his Twitter feed.
Another standing room only event in Collin County tonight.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 17, 2021
Thank y’all for the enthusiastic reception.
Let's keep this energy up and send a message that Texas values are NOT up for grabs in 2022. pic.twitter.com/wlPZyrHpx3
On Tuesday, a few hours before his office announcing he had tested positive, Abbott posted photos on his Twitter with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s son and other family members.
Honor to meet with @JimmieVaughan—brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan and a legendary Texas musician in his own right.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 17, 2021
Hope to catch your show in September at the @ErwinCenter. pic.twitter.com/QNv4K8JmhT
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