March 19, 2020

On March 19, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order ordering that all schools shall temporarily close. This executive order does NOT apply to child care facilities including a day care center, group day care home, or family home. All child care facilities should continue to follow the guidance from HHSC Child Care Licensing (see COVID-19 Guidance to Child Care Providers), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC and DSHS websites: