Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent COVID-19

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent COVID-19

June 30, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas HHSC today announced $9 million in federal funding is available for nursing facilities to use for infection control projects to protect residents and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Abbott Issues Proclamation to Expand Hospital Capacity in Four Additional Texas Counties

Gov. Abbott Issues Proclamation to Expand Hospital Capacity in Four Additional Texas Counties

June 30, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and Webb counties to help ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients in these communities.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline for Pandemic Food Benefits for Families Affected by COVID-19 School Closures

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline for Pandemic Food Benefits for Families Affected by COVID-19 School Closures

June 29, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that HHSC is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) to July 31. Extending the deadline will help ensure eligible families have time to apply for this one-time food benefit.

During the COVID-19 pandemic 29 graduates at Texas’ state supported living centers and state hospitals celebrate in nontraditional fashion.

SSLCs Celebrate Graduating Residents

June 26, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic 29 graduates at Texas’ state supported living centers and state hospitals celebrate in nontraditional fashion.

HHSC Enacts Emergency Rules to Increase Safety at Child Care Operations

HHSC Enacts Emergency Rules to Increase Safety at Child Care Operations

June 25, 2020

Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s direction, HHSC has enacted emergency rules to strengthen health and safety standards related to COVID-19 for child care operations in Texas.

Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity, Suspends Elective Surgeries in Four Texas Counties

Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity, Suspends Elective Surgeries in Four Texas Counties

June 25, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to ensure hospital bed capacity as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties. 

Creative Arts Bring Awareness to Mental Health

Creative Arts Bring Awareness to Mental Health

June 9, 2020

HHSC, in partnership with Texas System of Care and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin, invited Texans of all ages to showcase their artistic talents and express why mental health matters to them for the 2020 Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest. The annual contest, first held in 2012, raises awareness of mental health.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 4, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced HHSC will provide approximately $177 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corpus Christi SSLC Donates to Local Food Bank

Corpus Christi SSLC Donates to Local Food Bank

June 3, 2020

Employees at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center donated more than 2,600 pounds of nonperishable food and personal hygiene products to the Coastal Bend Food Bank.

 Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million to Connect Nursing Facility Residents and Families

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million to Connect Nursing Facility Residents and Families

May 27, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott and HHSC announced $3.6 million in funding for nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with their loved ones during the COVID-19 crisis.