The number of COVID. cases is rapidly growing in the state of Texas. Our local hospital's COVID units are full and have people waiting to get treated. Coming from someone who has had COVID, it is no joke. Yesterday, the news broke of Iraan-Sheffield ISD closing schools for two weeks due to COVID. Over 300 students and teachers have tested positive at MISD. Just when we thought we might be in the clear a new variant has changed everything.

Today, just a bit ago news has broken that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID. The Governor has been careful and is tested daily and earlier today, he tested positive.

In a statement form the Office Of The Governor Communications Officer Mark Miner issued the following statement:

 

"Governor Greg Abbott today tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Governor has been testing daily, and today was the first positive test result. Governor Abbott is in constant communication with his staff, agency heads, and government officials to ensure that state government continues to operate smoothly and efficiently. The Governor will isolate in the Governor's Mansion and continue to test daily. Governor Abbott is receiving Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment.

"Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms. Everyone that the Governor has been in close contact with today has been notified. Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott tested negative."

 

We are glad to hear that the Governor is doing well and pray that he continues to do well. A positive to come from this is that he is vaccinated and hopefully it won't be as severe.

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