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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:39 PM

Texas quarantine order now includes all Louisiana travelers [View all]

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott has dramatically expanded the mandatory 14 day quarantine order issued last week to include people who've traveled from the entire state of Louisiana by road or air.

"My prior executive order about travel from New Orleans covered air travel from New Orleans into the state of Texas. Now, I am updating that executive order to also include travel by road. Travel by road from any location in the state of Louisiana. Importantly, this executive order does not apply to travel related to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response, or critical infrastructure functions. This order will be enforced like the order that I issued previously about travel from New Orleans. It will be enforced by the Department of Public Safety at and near entry points from Louisiana."

The order was announced at a briefing on Sunday.

National Guard task force brigades have been called to provide infrastructure support to the state, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Abbott has also designated a Dallas convention center as a site that will warehouse medical equipment and 250 beds, if needed.

Read more: https://abc13.com/health/texas-quarantine-order-now-includes-all-louisiana-travelers/6060832/

Cross-posted in the Texas Group.

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