• Mon. May 10th, 2021

Texas Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols

Texas Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols

Creates Statewide Contact Tracing Program

Issues Special Guidance For Texans Over 65, Nursing Homes

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow.  The Governor also outlined special guidance for Texans over 65 and detailed a comprehensive mitigation plan for nursing homes in Texas.  The Governor also announced a statewide testing and tracing program developed by DSHS that will help public health officials quickly identify and test Texans who contract COVID-19 and mitigate further spread of the virus.

The Governor’s announcement is accompanied by Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas.  This detailed report, available on the strike force website, helps Texans understand phase one by outlining the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations.  The report also includes a series of Open Texas Checklists that outline DSHS’ minimum standard health protocols for all Texans.

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