March 13, 2020

Texas Health and Human Services is working closely with the Office of the Governor, the Department of State Health Services and additional state agencies to ensure Texans have the information and guidance they need to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Texas HHS is providing guidance on COVID-19 prevention and preparedness measures to facilities and entities the agency regulates, including long-term care providers and child care operations throughout the state. Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered restricted access to these facilities to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19, the elderly and those who are medically fragile.

HHS clients, providers and the public can find updates and guidance on infectious disease control and information about benefits on the HHS webpage dedicated to information on COVID-19. The webpage also links to the Texas DSHS website that provides prevention tips, symptoms, traveler information and health care provider resources. Check back for updates as information changes rapidly.