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Gov. Abbott aiming to slow spread of COVID-19 across state

Governor Abbott
Posted at 6:18 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 13:36:55-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott is taking action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

The Texas Department of State Health Services will be working with staffing agencies to provide additional personnel to hospitals.

Governor Abbott also asked the Texas Hospital Association to postpone elective medical procedures to increase capacity for COVID-19 patients.

Abbott also is asking for help from out-of-state medical personnel to help staff Texas health facilities.

The Texas Department of Emergency Management has been directed to open infusion centers to treat COVID-19 patients who do not need hospitalization.

DSHS will launch five new centers throughout the state Tuesday.

Governor Abbott is also directing the TDEM and DSHS to increase vaccination availability across the state and encourages every eligible Texan to get their dose.