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Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday issued an order that will require a mandatory immediate 14-day quarantine for people traveling into Texas from Louisiana, which includes those driving or flying. This is in response to the ever increasing spread of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus.

The order, however, states that it does not apply to travel related to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response, or critical infrastructure functions.

Additionally, Abbott added three states and four cities to a list that was released last week requiring an immediate quarantine for those flying into any airport in Texas. The existing locations were New Orleans, Louisiana, along with the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. On Sunday, the Governor added the entire state of Louisiana along with California and Washington, and the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, and Miami, Florida.

Each of those states and cities have large numbers of confirmed Coronavirus cases.

According to the order, those driving or flying into Texas from Louisiana are under the same conditions as those traveling from the other states or cities. The Governor says that they must immediately quarantine themselves for 14 days, and Texas state troopers will be checking their location of quarantine to confirm that they are abiding by the order.

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