12 April 2020 – Disaster declaration extended for all Texas counties

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: TX
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-extends-disaster-declaration-for-covid-19

Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Evidence/Justification: “By extending my Disaster Declaration, we are ensuring the state of Texas continues to have adequate resources and capabilities to support our communities and protect public health,” said Governor Abbott. “I urge all Texans to continue practicing social distancing and abide by the guidelines laid out by the CDC and my Executive Orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.”