Governor issues statewide disaster declaration March 18, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on March 13 declared a state of disaster in all Texas counties and listed actions agencies are taking to contain and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, a contagious flu-like respiratory disease. Abbott said agency actions would include: —Provide immediate ability to move resources around ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!