Governor Greg Abbott released three Executive Orders Friday to begin the process of opening Texas. Activities and services that pose the most minimal threat of spreading COV-19 can reopen to start. Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the year.
The governor said we must be guided by “data and doctors,” but with a strong plan, we can also begin to reopen Texas.
3 Executive Orders released today will begin the process to Open TX.
Select activities & services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading #COVID19 can reopen using a Retail-To-Go model & schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. https://t.co/xunPDOiwFN pic.twitter.com/knzdocu90b
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) April 17, 2020
LIVE: Press Conference on COVID-19 https://t.co/8fZWIWYNzN
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 17, 2020
The critics are out on social media, claiming he’s a disgrace.
Governor Abbott says Texas has the second-highest COV-19 recovery rate in the U.S.
The state appears to have the testing sites under control.
A LOT of #COVID19 testing sites like this are being set up across Texas.
Here, mobile COVID-19 testing sites are announced for Tomball & Humble.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 15, 2020
Hooray for Governor Abbott having the courage to be the first one to re-open. It’s a critical state in beginning the process of economic recovery.