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Capitol Newsletter – April 17, 2020

Today, Governor Abbott issued three new Executive Orders including the establishment of the Strike Force to Open Texas, a strategic opening of select services and activities in the state, and a loosening of restrictions on on surgeries put in place in previous executive orders. Within the Governor’s second Executive Order, GA-15, public schools, private schools and institutions of higher education will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Additional information and text on each of the three executive orders can be found below.

My office has set up a COVID-19 specific webpage on for updates and state agency specific information. As this situation continues to develop, we will do our best to get all relevant information out through newsletters, as well as through posts on my Facebook page.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, both the Capitol and the District offices will remain closed. However, my staff will be teleworking and will be available via email. Please continue to follow safe social distancing and hygiene practices during this time, and know that we are available if needed. Be aware that all agencies are prioritizing COVID-19 virus related constituent casework before other matters.

The Texas House of Representatives is consolidating COVID-19 related information. To access the COVID-19 information, visit


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