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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Schools Will Remained Closed For Remainder of 2019-20 School Year


Posted Date: 04/17/2020

Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Schools Will Remained Closed For Remainder of 2019-20 School Year

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

April 17, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen using a "Retail-To-Go" model, certain restrictions on surgeries have been loosened, and schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Within these orders, the Governor has established the Strike Force to Open Texas—a team of nationally recognized medical experts and private and public leaders who will advise the Governor on safely and strategically reopening the state of Texas.

Click here to read the complete order.