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09/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces over $171 million in CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act funding for rental assistance, Texas Eviction Diversion Program Greg Abbott Other
09/17/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott expands capacity for certain services in Texas, announces guidance for nursing home, long-term care visitations (summary of Executive Orders GA-30 and GA-31) Greg Abbott Other
09/17/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-31 Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster Greg Abbott Executive order
09/17/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-30 Relating to the continued response to the COVID-19 disaster as Texas reopens Greg Abbott Executive order
09/07/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott statement on federal approval for Lost Wages Assistance funds Greg Abbott Other
08/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces procurement of over 1 million devices, WiFi hotspots through Operation Connectivity Greg Abbott Other
08/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott directs TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] to apply for federal Lost Wage Assistance funds Greg Abbott Other
08/08/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/04/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on PPE [personal protective equipment] distribution to Texas schools (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/31/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Chairman Taylor, Chairman Huberty release statement on school re-openings (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/30/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] extend flexibilities for Medicaid, CHIP [Children's Health Insurance Program] providers during COVID-19 response (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
07/27/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives grade promotion requirements for 2020-2021 STAAR testing (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/27/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Section 85.001(a) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on November 3, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020; suspending Section 86.006(a-1) of the Texas Election Code, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on November 3, 2020, to the extent necessary to allow a voter to deliver a marked mail ballot in person to the early voting clerk's office prior to and including election day (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/22/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces additional $118 million in federal funding to support Texas higher education (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/17/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Senate Finance, House Appropriations Committee Chairs announce eLearning funding for Texas students (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/15/2020 86th R.S. Renewal of declaration of a public health disaster in the state of Texas, Commissioner John W. Hellerstedt, M.D., Department of State Health Services (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/10/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/09/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation expanding hospital capacity in 11 trauma service areas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/09/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-27 relating to increased hospital capacity in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/02/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce extension of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits during COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/02/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] secure $2.67 billion in federal funding for Texas hospitals (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
07/02/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-29 Relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus/masks) Greg Abbott Executive order
07/02/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-28 relating to mass gatherings in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/30/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $9 million for nursing facility infection control projects to prevent COVID-19 (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
06/30/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation to expand hospital capacity in four additional Texas counties (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/30/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-27 relating to increased hospital capacity in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/29/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] extend deadline for pandemic food benefits for families affected by COVID-19 school closures (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
06/26/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott secures extension of federally-supported COVID-19 testing sites in Texas (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
06/26/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
06/26/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-28 Relating to the targeted response to the COVID-19 disaster as part of the reopening of Texas (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
06/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces temporary pause of additional reopening phases (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order expanding hospital capacity (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/25/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-27 Relating to the need for increased hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
06/23/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] distribute additional cases of antiviral drug remdesivir across Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/23/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott expands local authority on outdoor gatherings, directs HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to enact emergency rules to increase safety at child care centers (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/23/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-26 relating to the expanded opening of Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/16/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Doctor John Zerwas provide update on Texas' hospital capacity; Texas hospital bed capacity (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/11/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce expanded testing in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
06/04/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce extension of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits during COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
06/03/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces phase III to open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
06/03/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-26 Relating to the expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
05/27/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 surge response in Amarillo; Amarillo COVID-19 trends (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
05/27/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3.6 million to connect nursing facility residents and families (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/26/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces additional services and activities that can open under phase II (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/26/2020 86th R.S. Expanding the enumerated list of covered services in Executive Order GA-23 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/22/2020 86th R.S. Letter to county judges regarding allocation of CARES Act funding to cities and counties (coronavirus/COVID-19; with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Senator Juan Hinojosa, and Representative Oscar Longoria), May 22, 2020; County judges letter to Governor Greg Abbott, May 13, 2020 Greg Abbott Other
05/22/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces extensions to payment deadlines for certain employers (coronavirus/COVID-19, Texas Workers Compensation unemployment benefits) Greg Abbott Other
05/22/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-25 Relating to in-person visitation at county and municipal jails during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
05/22/2020 86th R.S. Expanding the enumerated list of covered services in Executive Order GA-23 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott directs HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to expand COVID-19 testing to all state hospitals, state supported living centers (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
05/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] announce limited reopening of driver license offices (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, CVS Health announce 44 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Texas (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
05/21/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-24 Relating to the termination of air travel restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
05/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen direct state agencies to reduce budgets by five percent; Letter to state agency board/commission chairs, state agency heads/executive directors, appellate court justices and judges, and chancellors, presidents, and directors of institutions and agencies of higher education (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] license and permit renewals (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/19/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott urges local governments against increasing property taxes for Texans; Letter to Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/18/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces phase two to open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/18/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-23 Relating to the expanded opening of Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
05/16/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott releases statement, provides details on increased cases in Amarillo (coronavirus/COVID-19, meat processing plants) Greg Abbott Other
05/15/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce partnership with local fire departments to expand testing in nursing homes (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/14/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $3 million for family and domestic violence prevention services (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/13/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management] announce extension of federally-supported community-based testing sites in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/13/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard launch disinfection mission for nursing facilities (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/13/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives license renewal late fees for certain occupational licenses in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/12/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen send letter to Congressional leaders urging support for employer liability protections; Letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (coronavirus/COVID-19; with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen) Greg Abbott Other
05/12/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce over $1 billion in pandemic food benefits for Texas families (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/12/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/11/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott directs TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management], DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services], HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] to test all nursing home residents, staff in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/11/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen, Senate Finance, House Appropriations committee chairs announce federal funding for local jurisdictions; Letter to city and county leaders (coronavirus/COVID-19; with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Senator Juan Hinojosa, and Representative Oscar Longoria) Greg Abbott Other
05/11/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Sections 85.001(a) and 85.001(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020; amending the proclamations issued on April 2, April 6, April 8, and May 8, 2020, authorizing emergency special elections, and the proclamation issued on March 16, 2020, ordering a special election to fill the vacancy in Texas State Senate District No. 14, so as to require that for each of these elections to be held on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
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05/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TEA [Texas Education Agency], Dallas ISD launch Operation Connectivity statewide Greg Abbott Other
05/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott's proactive response to the coronavirus threat (COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
05/07/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott modifies COVID-19 Executive Orders to eliminate confinement as a punishment (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
05/07/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-22 Relating to confinement during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
05/05/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott expands business openings in Texas, announces surge response teams to combat COVID-19; Texas COVID-19 response update (Texas Division of Emergency Management presentation); Guidance for graduation and end-of-year promotion ceremonies during the COVID-19 (Texas Education Agency) (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
05/05/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-21 Relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/29/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces new TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] guidance for unemployment claimants (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/29/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service announce free online training for child care providers during COVID-19 response (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/29/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott temporarily allows for appearance before notary public via videoconference for real-estate instruments; Conditions of suspension granted by the Office of the Governor on April 27, 2020 (Office of the Attorney General, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/27/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces phase one to open Texas, establishes statewide minimum standard health protocols (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/27/2020 86th R.S. Texans helping Texans: the Governor's report to open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/27/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-20 Relating to expanding travel without restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/27/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-19 Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/27/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-18 Relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/24/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDEM [Texas Division of Emergency Management], DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] announce statewide COVID-19 test collection online map (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/24/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] secure financial housing assistance (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/23/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Chancellor Sharp, Chief Kidd announce COVID-19 federal assistance training for local leaders: Hold call with mayors and county judges, Texas Legislature, Congressional delegation (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/23/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce $54 million to support older Texans during COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/22/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain restrictions on financial assistance from Texas College Work-Study program (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/22/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott temporarily waives certain testing requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton provide updated joint guidance to houses of worship; Revised guidance for houses of worship during the COVID-19 crisis (with Attorney General Ken Paxton, official guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA-16 on religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship; coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on job openings in Texas, resources for Texans seeking employment; Texas job openings (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard announce COVID-19 mobile testing sites (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/17/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott's proactive response to the coronavirus threat (COVID-19, high-level snapshot of actions mobilizing state resources, leveraging federal resources, working with local leaders, keeping Texans informed, mitigating the spread in Texas communities, expanding access to health care, removing regulatory roadblocks, and helping families, small business, and communities to cope) Greg Abbott Other
04/17/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order establishing Strike Force To Open Texas (summary of Executive Orders GA-15, GA-16, and GA-17, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/17/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-17 Relating to the establishment of the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/17/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-16 Relating to the safe, strategic reopening of select services as the first step to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/17/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-15 Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
04/15/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Harris County Judge Hidalgo joint statement on new Walgreens testing sites (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/15/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces $38 million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/13/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50 million in loans for Texas small businesses (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/12/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration of March 13, 2020, stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/11/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott eases regulations on physicians-in-training to increase health care capacity in Texas (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/10/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 in Texas, announces frontline child care website for essential workers; COVID-19 in Texas (presentation) (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/09/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce emergency rule to increase supply of direct care providers in nursing facilities (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/09/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives regulations, expands telehealth options (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott temporarily suspends certain statutes to allow for appearance before notary public via videoconference (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces emergency waiver of federal match requirement for victims services grant recipients (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Texas Military Department, Prestige Ameritech partnership to increase mask production (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/08/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHS [Texas Health and Human Services] announce federal approval of emergency SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/08/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the City of Sundown to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/07/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain pharmacy regulations to increase workforce capabilities (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/07/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] announce emergency rule to allow off-site outpatient ESRD [End Stage Renal Disease] facilities (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/07/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of state parks and historic sites (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/06/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces incoming shipments of PPE [personal protective equipment], provides update on distribution in Texas; Texas personal protective equipment [PPE] update (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/06/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces Care.com initiative to increase in-home child care access for frontline workers (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/06/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the Crowley Crime Control and Prevention District to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/05/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to expand health care workforce during COVID-19 response (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/04/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds call with Anthony Fauci, MD, of White House Coronavirus Task Force (COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/03/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott provides update on state's robust hospital capacity; Texas hospital bed capacity (presentation) (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/02/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott suspends regulations to increase EMS [Emergency Medical Services], first responder workforce (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/02/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/01/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton provide joint guidance for houses of worship operating as essential services; Guidance for houses of worship during the COVID-19 crisis (with Attorney General Ken Paxton, official guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA-14 on religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship; coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
04/01/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, TDHCA [Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs] take initial action to secure financial housing assistance (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
04/01/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces federal stimulus package to help Texans affected by COVID-19 (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation fund, coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/31/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces comfort food care packages for Texas youth and families (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/31/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order, implements statewide essential services and activities protocols (summary of Executive Order GA-14, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/31/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-14 Relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/30/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of 1135 Medicaid waiver (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/30/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives COVID-19 medical cost-sharing for public safety employees (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/29/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces expanded health care capacities in Texas, issues Executive Orders to expand quarantines and protect public safety (summary of Executive Orders GA-12 and GA-13, proclamation; coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/29/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] request of Section 1135 waiver to support health care workforce in Medicaid program (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/29/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-13 Relating to detention in county and municipal jails during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/29/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-12 Relating to roadway screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/29/2020 86th R.S. Adding states and cities to the list set forth in Executive Order GA-11 for a mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days effective at noon on March 30, 2020, for air travelers flying to Texas from areas experiencing substantial community spread of COVID-19 to include the states of California, Louisiana, and Washington and the cities of Atlanta, Georgia: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami. Florida (coronavirus) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/28/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott removes licensing barriers for Advance Practice Registered Nurses (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/28/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain licensing regulations for pharmacists, technicians (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/27/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces National Guard deployment in support of COVID-19 response (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/27/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces new processes to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers (Texas Workforce Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/26/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order mandating 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving from New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans (summary of Executive Order GA-11, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/26/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott requests release of federal unemployment funds; Letter to Secretary Eugene Scalia, U.S. Department of Labor, Attention: Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI), March 24, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/26/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces HHSC [Texas Health and Human Services Commission] request of 1135 Medicaid waiver (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/26/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-11 Relating to airport screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster (New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans, coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain licensing renewal regulations, fees for nurses (Texas Board of Nursing, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/25/2020 86th R.S. Letter to state agency leaders from Luis Saenz, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor; Guidance from the Office of the Attorney General confirming that orders issued by local officials in response to the COVID-19 disaster do not apply to restrict the conduct of state business (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott takes action to expand Texas hospital capacity (Texas Health and Human Services Commission, hospital licensing, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of Major Disaster Declaration (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott sends letter seeking permission for SNAP [Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program] recipients to use their benefits at take out and drive-thru restaurants; Texas Health and Human Services Commission letter to Dwight Crudup, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, March 24, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/25/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces federal grant for senior citizen meals ($16.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/24/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott authorizes restaurants to sell bulk retail product from distributors to the public (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/24/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces increased PPE [personal protective equipment] supply, issues Executive Order to strengthen reporting capabilities (summary of Executive Order GA-10, hospital reporting during coronavirus/COVID-19 disaster) Greg Abbott Other
03/24/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-10 Relating to daily reporting during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus, hospital reporting) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/23/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott requests major disaster declaration from White House; Letter to President Donald Trump, through Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, FEMA Region 6, Denton, Texas, RE: Request for Presidential disaster declaration - major disaster (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/23/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces distribution of federal funding for COVID-19 response (coronavirus, $36.9 million from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC) Greg Abbott Other
03/22/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Order increasing hospital capacity, announces supply chain strike force for COVID-19 response (summary of Executive Order GA-09, coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/22/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-09 Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/21/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott takes action to expand nursing workforce (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives regulations to support pharmacy operations, allow telephonic consultations (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces approval of emergency designation for small business disaster loans from U.S. Small Business Administration; Letter to Tanya Garfield, U.S. Small Business Administration, March 17, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues statement on Texas Supreme Court temporary suspension of residential eviction proceedings (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives health care fees for incarcerated Texans in TDCJ [Texas Department of Criminal Justice] facilities (inmates, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Section 41.007(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to postpone the runoff primary election date until Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.007(d) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to allow for the runoff primary election to be held on the same date as the special election for Texas State Senate District No. 14, which has already been ordered for Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.008 of the Texas Election Code to the extent it would preclude holding the runoff primary election on July 14, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
Legislative proclamation
03/19/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders in accordance with federal guidelines to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in Texas (coronavirus, summary of Executive Order GA-08 and declaration of public health disaster) Greg Abbott Other
03/19/2020 86th R.S. Declaration of a public health disaster in the state of Texas, Commissioner John W. Hellerstedt, M.D., Department of State Health Services (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/19/2020 86th R.S. Executive Order GA-08 Relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation (coronavirus) Greg Abbott Executive order
03/18/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of driver license offices (Texas Department of Public Safety, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/18/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to allow delivery of alcohol from restaurants and to support hospitality industry (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/18/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety] waive expiration dates for driver licenses (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/18/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Sections 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of office; further suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision, to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed their election to November 3, 2020, under the authority of this proclamation (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/17/2020 86th R.S. TWC [Texas Workforce Commission] waives certain requirements for unemployment benefits services (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/17/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds video call with state hospitals to discuss care capacities for COVID-19 (waiver for hospitals to increase unused bed capacity, coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/17/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain regulations for telemedicine care in Texas (Texas Department of Insurance, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/16/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain vehicle registration, titling, and parking placard regulations in Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/16/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott allows virtual and telephonic open meetings to maintain government transparency (Office of the Attorney General, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/16/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements (Texas Education Agency, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/16/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Section 203.004 of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to avoid holding a special election for a vacancy in the legislature on or before May 2, 2020, and ordering the special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 14 on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Kirk Watson (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
03/15/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives regulations to ensure students in work-study programs receive critical funding during school closures (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/15/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives laws to allow trucks from alcohol industry to deliver grocery supplies (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/14/2020 86th R.S. Important alert regarding Tex. Gov’t. Code §661.202(g), COVID-19 (state employee sick leave, coronavirus) Greg Abbott Other
03/14/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott fast-tracks licensing for out-of-state medical professionals (Texas Medical Board and Texas Board of Nursing, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/14/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott waives certain state trucking regulations to expedite delivery of resources around Texas (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/13/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott holds press conference on coronavirus, declares state of disaster for all Texas counties (COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other
03/13/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas (coronavirus) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/11/2020 86th R.S. Governor Abbott, DSHS Commissioner Hellerstedt urge Texans to take preventative measures against coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott Other