Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: TX
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott
Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is temporarily suspending certain regulations to ensure that Texans will have continued access to their pharmacists as the state responds to COVID-19.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-regulations-to-support-pharmacy-operations-allow-telephonic-consultations
Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “As Texas responds to the COVID-19 challenge, we are doing all we can to minimize disruptions to daily life and continue the essential services that Texans need,” said Governor Abbott.” Pharmacists are vital, and suspending these regulations will allow them to focus on serving their patients.”