The Associated Press reports:
Gov. Greg Abbott appealed for out-of-state help to fight the third wave of COVID-19 in Texas while two more of the state’s largest school districts announced mask mandates in defiance of the governor. Abbott’s request Monday came as a county-owned hospital in Houston raised tents to accommodate their COVID-19 overflow.
The Republican governor has directed the Texas Department of State Health Services to use staffing agencies to find additional medical staff from beyond the state’s borders as the delta wave began to overwhelm its present staffing resources.
He also has sent a letter to the Texas Hospital Association to request that hospitals postpone all elective medical procedures voluntarily.
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Gov. Greg Abbott appealed for out-of-state help to fight the third wave of COVID-19 in Texas while two more of the state’s largest school districts announced mask mandates in defiance of the governor. https://t.co/iEvG0mbqlq
— NewsNation Now (@NewsNationNow) August 10, 2021
Breaking: Gov. Greg Abbott announces Texas will be seeking out-of-state health care personnel to help with the latest surge, and he is asking hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective medical procedures. pic.twitter.com/bNltNhYvT4
— Jesus Jiménez (@jesus_jimz) August 9, 2021
Breaking: Gov. Greg Abbott is asking hospitals to delay certain elective procedures so space can be freed for COVID-19 patients. He still won’t let local governments and schools require masks or vaccines. https://t.co/WPy32VMlzI
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) August 9, 2021