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Congressman Gonzalez Calls on Texas Governor Abbott to Issue a Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order

March 22, 2020
Press Release

MCALLEN, Texas – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) called on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and flatten the curve: 


“Today I am calling on Governor Abbott to immediately implement a statewide order for Texans to shelter-in-place to stop the proliferation of COVID-19. As a state, Texas has the highest level of uninsured people in the nation. Texas is ranked last in testing, containment and public health emergency spending per capita, and we were one of the last states to declare a statewide emergency. We are one of the most vulnerable states and it is past time for state leadership to take serious steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. We risk the health of Texans and others in the United States if we do anything less.”


To read Congressman Gonzalez's letter to Governor Abbott, click here