Greg Abbott

On State of Texas COVID-19 Stay at Home Executive Order

Pre-recorded Video First Broadcast 1 April 2020

Official Texas Government Stay at Home Executive Order pdf


[AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio]

Hi, this is Governor Greg Abbott.

With COVID-19 spreading across Texas, I issued this Executive Order that requires all Texans to stay at home -- except to provide essential services or do essential things, like going to the grocery store.

Now, I know this is a great sacrifice, but we must respond to this challenge with strength and with resolve.

By following social distancing practices:

We will slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will save lives.

And we will make it through this challenge together.1

Thank you, and God bless you all.

1 Rousing concluding anaphora

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