Governor Abbott Holds Call With Anthony Fauci, MD, Of White House Coronavirus Task Force
|AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today held a call with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss Texas’ efforts to combat COVID-19 and the state’s ongoing collaboration with the federal government to protect public health. |
A readout of the call can be found below:
The Governor and Dr. Fauci discussed the importance of adhering to federal guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Governor then detailed the uniform standard among Texans to stay home unless performing an essential service or activity as well as other actions the state of Texas has taken to combat the virus. Dr. Fauci stated that this uniform standard, along with other actions implemented by Texas, will help achieve the goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting public health. The Governor and Dr. Fauci discussed the trajectory of COVID-19 in Texas and the importance of continued social distancing through April 30th. The Governor and Dr. Fauci also discussed the expansion of testing in Texas. The Governor concluded the conversation by reiterating Texas’ commitment to working with the federal government during the COVID-19 response and by thanking Dr. Fauci for his leadership and advice.