WATCH: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addresses high rate of COVID-19 cases in Amarillo
Greg Abbott on Wednesday afternoon will provide an update on the states efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Panhandle. He is expected to give a briefing at 2 p.m. in Amarillo, along with local and state officials. Amarillo and El Paso have not seen the same reopening phases like the rest of Texas due to the increase in cases. He added that Texas will be prepared to deal with spikes.When we increase testing in hotspots the number of people testing positive is going to spike, he said. Texas Governor announces more openings: Water parks, recreational sports, drivers edThe Amarillo area is responsible for 25% of the nations fed beef supply, according to the Associated Press.
Texas governor says new announcement on reopening businesses will come next week
SAN ANTONIO – While stressing that the state’s approach has been “very cautious,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told KSAT 12 News that a new round of announcements on reopening businesses will come on Monday. San Antonio doctors warn of possible ‘COVID cliff’ for patients recovering from virusWhen asked about the feedback he’s received since opening businesses, Abbott said all his plans are vetted by four doctors on his task force to make sure businesses can reopen safely. Some medical experts have expressed their concerns with how quickly states are reopening. Texas has to curb the COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons, nursing homes and meatpacking plants, Abbott said, and parents need to be able to put their children in daycare. We’ve got to find a way to do it, but safely.”Abbott said his team has been working with doctors and childcare provider experts to come up with a plan on how to reopen daycares.