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Gov. Greg Abbott addresses Texas through virtual town hall

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has employed a mostly decentralized approach, giving cities, counties, school districts and universities the discretion to respond to the new coronavirus however they see fit. (Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has employed a mostly decentralized approach, giving cities, counties, school districts and universities the discretion to respond to the new coronavirus however they see fit. (Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune) (Texas Tribune)

Gov. Greg Abbott addressed Texas in a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday.

KPRC 2 streamed the town hall through our media partner Nexstar Broadcasting.

To avoid a large gathering, the 1-hour town hall was recorded at the studio of KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas. If you want to ask the governor a question, use the hashtag, #AskAbbott on your social media platform of choice.

Abbott was joined during the townhall by:

  • Dr. John Hellerstedt with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nim Kidd, Chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Imelda Garcia, Associate Commissioner of Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services at the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Mike Morath, Texas Education Agency Commissioner.