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AARP Texas Statement On Reopening The Texas Economy

AARP Texas Director Tina Tran issued the following statement on Monday, April 27, 2020:

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“States are experiencing different levels of COVID-19 activity, however according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel Coronavirus pandemic is not over. We urge Texans of all ages to follow the guidelines outlined by the CDC and state health agencies to prevent the spread of the virus, which has had devastating and deadly impacts on Texans no matter age or any other characteristic.

“Texas policy makers must continue to do everything they can to ensure there is adequate testing for anyone who needs it, including accurate antibody testing; transparency about new and active cases in communities; sufficient contact tracing capacity; and enough PPEs, ventilators, hospital capacity, and support for those healthcare professionals and first responders on the front lines of this crisis. Without these and other key protections in place the virus will keep spreading, risking people’s lives and health, and our economy.”

Here are some key resources:

CDC - Coronavirus Updates https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Texas Department of State Health Services https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

COVID-19 Information (English) www.aarp.org/coronavirus

COVID-19 Information (Spanish) www.aarp.org/elcoronavirus

AARP Community Connections (English) https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/

Mi Comunidad con AARP https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/es/

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