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Gov. Abbott extends statewide COVID-19 disaster declaration

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks about damage from Hurricane Laura during a news conference in Orange, Texas, on Aug. 27, 2020.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks about damage from Hurricane Laura during a news conference in Orange, Texas, on Aug. 27, 2020. (KPRC)

AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued a proclamation extending his disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. 

Originally issued on March 13, the disaster declaration provides the state a variety of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Renewing this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that we have the resources and strategies in place to help communities across Texas respond to COVID-19,” Abbott said . “I urge Texans to take precautionary steps to protect their health by wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitizing their hands. Working together, we will slow the spread and keep our communities safe.”

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