Texas Executive Orders & Public Health Disaster Declarations

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See below for information on the Executive Orders and Public Health Disaster Declarations issued by Governor Greg Abbott and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt in response to COVID‑19. See also the Coronavirus Executive Orders and Waivers page on the Governor’s website.
Executive Orders Public Health Disaster Declarations

Executive Orders

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Public Health Disaster Declarations

Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of DSHS, issued public health disaster declarations in Texas on the following dates, because COVID‑19 “continues to present an immediate threat, poses a high risk of death to a large number of people, and creates a substantial risk of public exposure because of the disease’s method of transmission and evidence that there is community spread in Texas.”

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This page is being updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated September 20, 2021