• Yesterday, at his press conference, Governor Abbott said that he will not yet issue a shelter in place order statewide.
  • Gov. Abbott also said that the hardest-hit cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas have the authority and justification to issue shelter in place orders for their citizens.
  • Gov. Abbott also said that before he issues a statewide order he wants to see if the executive order he issued on Thursday, which went into effect midnight Friday, banning public gatherings of more than 10 people and closing restaurant dining rooms, bars, gyms and schools across the state, was showing results.
  • Steve Love, president and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, warned that Texas hospitals will run out of beds by late April without drastic action by the Governor.
  • Gov. Abbott issued orders yesterday to increase hospital bed capacity by ending non-emergency surgery for the time being and allowing more than one bed per hospital room.
  • Gov. Abbott issued an order that will increase the availability of nurses by changing regulations to allow retired and inactive nurses to return to work and students to use this experience to complete their nursing training.

*All information gathered from The Austin-American Statesman