Governor Abbott to help students with lunches as districts close amid COVID-19 concerns

California just passed a law guaranteeing all students lunch at school
Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 14:22:20-04

AUSTIN, TX — During a press conference on COVID-19, the governor said the state is working on how to get lunches to students if their district shuts down because of the virus.

They said they will issue food waivers if needed.

This news came along with the announcement of the first drive-thru testing center in Texas. The center is now open in San Antonio.

Many school districts are canceling class or extending spring break over COVID-19 concerns.

DSHS said public health departments are working to identify any close contacts of the patients while they were sick so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly tested, if needed.

DSHS, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and other state agencies continue their ongoing preparations so that all of state government is working together to limit the spread of the virus and protect Texans.

There are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.