Governor Greg Abbott announced today that President Trump has issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas.
This is the latest step in the state’s fight against coronavirus.
Gov. Abbott had requested the declaration, citing the need for additional federal assistance to save lives, to protect property, public health, and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of the coronavirus.
“Texas is aggressively pursuing and implementing all necessary strategies to limit the impact of COVID-19, and I thank President Trump for his swift action to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas,” said Gov. Abbott. “The President’s declaration opens up new sources of funding for individual and public assistance that will help Texas respond to this public health emergency and protect public health and safety.”
Additional declarations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments, said the White House.
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