Abbott orders Texans to stay home unless performing ‘essential service, activity’

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Gov. Greg Abbott at a virtual town hall March 19, 2020 (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport)

AUSTIN (KFDX/KJTL) — In his latest Executive Order to protect Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott released a video message Wednesday afternoon mandating Texans to stay home as officials work to address COVID-19 concerns.

The order goes into effect 12:01 a.m. April 2 and requires all Texans to stay home unless they are “participating in an essential service or activity.”

For a list of all essential services and activities click here.

Read the full statement below:

Governor Greg Abbott today released a video with a statewide to message to all Texans as his Executive Order goes into effect requiring all Texans to stay home unless they are participating in an essential service or activity. A list of essential services and activities as defined under the Executive Order can be found here. The Executive Order goes into effect at 12:01 AM, April 2nd

Press Release from Gov. Greg Abbott

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