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Local schools, hospital take precautions against coronavirus

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By Nixie Sanderson

Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency for all Texas counties Friday afternoon in response to COVID- 19 (Coronavirus). Later in the afternoon, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in response to the virus. 

“From the very beginning, our number one objective has been to implement preventative strategies that build on our state’s existing public health capabilities so that no matter how this situation unfolds, Texas will be
ready,” Abbott said. “That is exactly what our state agencies have done. The State of Texas is prepared, and we continue to take proactive measures along with the support of our federal and local partners to contain this
virus and keep Texans safe.

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