In this week’s article I would like to discuss the coronavirus (COVID-19). To be prepared, our office has been in constant contact with local, state, and federal officials.
I would like to remind the Coastal Bend we must work together to combat the virus. I will continue to encourage everyone to take these precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the virus. These actions include:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe
As more information becomes available, I will provide additional updates. The state agencies are collaborating with each other and work closely with local officials to respond to current outbreaks. In the meantime, it is important to follow the precautionary steps listed above, and listen to local health officials and comply with their suggestions to help contain the spread of the virus. I will include some useful links to follow current developments concerning the coronavirus.
• Center for Disease Control
• To follow the Federal Government’s Response
• To follow the Coronavirus Task Force
• For live national briefings from the Coronavirus Task Force
• Small Business Association
• Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
• U.S. Food and Drug Administration
• U.S. Department of Education
• U.S. Department of Agriculture
• U.S. Department of Labor
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• U.S. Department of State
• U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• U.S. Election Assistance Commission
• Office of the Texas Governor
• Texas Department of State Health Services
• Texas Education Agency
• Texas Workforce Commission Resources for Employers
• Texas Workforce Commission Resources for Job Seekers
• Texas Attorney General
• Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
• The Texas Education Agency Meal Finder
• Texas Department of Emergency Management
• The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
• Texas Department of Insurance
• Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
• To find Community Resources
• Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
• Texas Department of Agriculture
• The City of Corpus Christi
• The City of Port Aransas
• The Corpus Christi Economic Development Corporation
If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned in this week’s article, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. Please always feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas state agency, or if you would like to contact my office regarding constituent services. My offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603).
– State Representative Todd Hunter, District 32
Rep. Hunter represents Nueces County (Part). He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 512-463-0672.