George Abbott closes all schools in Texas through end of the school year
Governor Gregory Abbott , has announced on Friday that students would not return to Texas schools, effectively closing all campuses through the end of the school year.
The team of doctors advising us have determined that it would be unsafe to allow students to gather at schools for the foreseeable future. As a result, school classrooms are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year,” Gregory Abbott said.
While Abbott said school classrooms would remain closed, he also announced a series of measures to ‘strategically’ reopen the Texas economy.
He announced the loosening of restrictions for doctors and nurses. Starting April 22, medical professionals will be allowed to provide non-essential surgeries. As an example, Abbott said a cancer patient would now be allowed to seek a diagnostic test, which had been prohibited by current executive orders.
Additionally, Gregory Abbott said that retail operations that have been hampered by stay-home orders may now commence ‘retail-to-go’ operations starting Friday, April 24th.
State parks will also reopen starting Monday, April 20, but visitors will be required to wear face coverings, keep their distance from other visitors, and may not gather in groups larger than five.
Abbott said a team of advisors would help him continue to make decisions about how to reopen Texas. He said the ‘strike force’ would be composed of state officials, doctors and business leaders.
He expects to make more announcements on April 27 and during the month of may
Below is his tweet….
— News 4 San Antonio (@News4SA) April 17, 2020