Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appealed for out-of-state assistance to fight the newest onslaught of COVID-19 to hit his state, according to the Associated Press.
Abbott has been sounding the alarm against the growing wave of illegal migrants crossing from the southern border into his state since President Biden overturned all of former President Trump’s executive orders to restrict illegal migration at the border.
According to the Associated Press, Abbott’s request “came as a county-owned hospital in Houston raised tents to accommodate their COVID-19 overflow. Private hospitals in the county already were requiring their staff to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.”
Because of the growing number of cases of COVID in Texas, the Dallas school district has announced that children and staff will be wearing face masks starting Tuesday. Houston school district already announced a mask mandate.
The AP report notes that the governor “has directed the Texas Department of State Health Services to use staffing agencies to find additional medical staff from beyond the state’s borders as the Delta wave began to overwhelm its present staffing resources. He also has sent a letter to the Texas Hospital Association to request that hospitals postpone all elective medical procedures voluntarily.”
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