Governor Greg Abbott and Texas leadership held a press conference on April 17, 2020 to address potentiall plans to reopen Texas businesses.

As per Governor Abbott’s executive order today, all Texas schools will remain closed for in-school instruction for the rest of the school year; which implies that distance learning will continue. The governor noted that Commissioner Morath will provide additional direction and details at a later date. 

“Today’s executive order also addresses schools. The team of doctors advising us have determined that it would be unsafe to allow students to gather in schools for the foreseeable future. As a result, school classrooms are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year,” Abbott said. “That includes, all public, private and higher education institutions.”

Watch the full press conference here.