[co-author: Wellesley Anna DuBois]
Texas: On July 9 Governor Abbott issued a Proclamation (the Proclamation) amending Executive Order GA-27. The Proclamation expands the number of counties required to postpone all non-essential surgeries and procedures indefinitely to preserve hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients to include:
Procedures that do not reduce a hospital’s capacity to treat COVID-19 patients are specifically exempted. The Proclamation is effective July 9, and will remain in full effect as long as Executive Order GA-27 is effective.