Governor Abbott Announces Federal Extension of Texas National Guard COVID-19 Mission

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that President Trump has extended federal funding for the Texas National Guard’s mission to help combat COVID-19 in communities across the state.

According to the Governor, the extension will be fully funded by the federal government through the end of 2020.

“The Texas National Guard plays a vital role in our response and recovery efforts, and I thank President Trump for extending this federal funding,” said Governor Abbott. “The Lone Star State remains vigilant in our efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and we will continue to work alongside our federal partners to keep Texans safe.”

Governor Abbott activated the Texas National Guard in March to aid in the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Guard members are assisting in field testing, decontaminating facilities, and providing regional support of storage and distribution of personal protective equipment.

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