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March 24, 2020      11:31 AM

Texas House Democrats call on Gov. Abbott for a statewide shelter in place

“In order to flatten the curve and give us time to win this war, we need to take immediate action.”

The Texas House Democratic Caucus on Tuesday asked Gov. Greg Abbott to order a statewide shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We recognize a statewide order of this magnitude will have an unprecedented impact on Texans and their livelihoods; we did not come to this decision lightly,” Democrats wrote in a letter to Abbott. “Each and every one of us are fully prepared to provide employees, employers, and families the necessary relief and support such an order will require.”

“However, despite the hardship, the best science we have is clear that this is the best way forward for our state and our country,” they said. “Health care experts agree that limitations on all non-essential movement give our state the best chance to flatten the curve and avoid overwhelming our health care system within a matter of weeks. That’s why several Texas hospital leaders, as well as a bipartisan group of mayors, urged you to take these actions over the weekend.”

The full letter from Texas House Democrats can be downloaded here.

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