As states continue to experience spikes in terms of their COVID-19 cases, Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) has asked the Trump administration to extend its support for coronavirus testing in the Lonestar state.
With the White House’s announcement that it would cease federal support for 7 coronavirus testing centers in Texas, the Texas Senator commented on the decision in a press conference with Texas reporters.
In a statement, Cornyn noted that he understands “there’s concern, concern I share over some of the statements being made about withdrawing federal support for coronavirus testing in Texas at the end of June.” He added that “it’s pretty clear to me, and I think it’s clear to all of us, that with the uptick of cases, now is not a time to retreat from our vigilance in testing.”
While speaking to KBTX, a CNN affiliate, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) expressed that people should stay inside because of the recent rise in COVID cases. Abbott explained that “because the spread is so rampant right now, there’s never a reason for you to have to leave your home.” “Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home,” he reaffirmed.