Coronavirus Updates

As we expect additional cases of Coronavirus throughout the United States, it’s important to me to ensure my constituents have the most updated information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). I will continue to update this page with additional information as it is reported. 

Its important to note the United States is the best-prepared country in the world for combatting this disease. However, I wanted to make sure my constituents have information on the virus and federal efforts to prevent the spread of the virus in the United States.

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Updates

March 26, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a total of 462,684 COVID-19 cases world wide resulting in 20,834 fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 68,440 total COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 994 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 1,396 cases in Texas, resulting in 18 fatalities. Collin County has 53 cases and Dallas County has 303 cases. 

March 25, 2020
The United States Senate passes H.R.748; the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 by a vote of 96 - 0. The legislation will be sent to the House for consideration.

Congressman Taylor hosts a Small Business Administration Webinar for local businesses impacted by coronavirus. A recording of the online event can be found here.

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for the State of Texas, allowing additional financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be directed to Texas communities.

March 24, 2020
Congressman Taylor hosts a Telephone Town Hall for residents in Texas' Third Congressional District. A recording of the telephone event can be found here.

March 23, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a total of 332,930 COVID-19 cases world wide resulting in 14,509 fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 10,442 total COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 150 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 143 cases in Texas, with 7 located in Collin County and 20 located in Dallas County. There have been three fatalities resulting from COVID-19 throughout the state. 

March 22, 2020
Governor Abbott reports a total of 566 cases in the state and 7 fatalities.

Dallas County issues stay-at-home order. Residents are instructed to stay in their homes except for essential work and errands. All businesses that are not deemed essential are also ordered to stop operating.

March 20, 2020
The CDC reports a total of 15,219 total cases of COVID-19 in the United States resulting in a total of 201 deaths.

March 19, 2020
Governor Abbott declares a Public Health Disaster for the State of Texas requiring all restaurant dining rooms, bars, and gyms in Texas be closed and remain closed through April 3. Texans should avoid gathering in groups of more than 10. Also, visits to nursing homes and retirement centers will be limited to those providing essential care.

The CDC reports a total of 10,442 total cases of COVID-19 in the United States resulting in a total of 150 deaths.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 143 cases in the state, with 7 located in Collin County and 20 located in Dallas County. There have been three fatalities resulting from COVID-19 throughout the state. 

March 18, 2020
President Trump signs H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.

March 16, 2020
The CDC reports a total of 3,487 total cases of COVID-19 in the United States resulting in a total of 68 deaths.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 57 cases in the state, with 6 located in Collin County and 8 located in Dallas County. 

The White House Coronavirus Task Force releases new guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. Most notably, their guidance recommends all Americans avoid social gatherings of more than ten people for the next fifteen days. The Task Force also advises Americans to avoid eating and drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts; going on shopping trips and making social calls; and visiting nursing homes, retirement homes, or long-term care facilities.

March 15, 2020
The World Health Organization reported 153,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,735 deaths across the globe.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 56 cases in the state, with 6 located in Collin County and 8 located in Dallas County. 

The CDC recommends the cancellation or postponement of all events with 50 people or more for the next eight weeks throughout the United States.

March 14, 2020
With Congressman Taylors support, Congress passes H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. H.R. 6201 provides additional authorities and resources for the U.S. response to coronavirus.

March 13, 2020
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a total of 1,629 cases of (COVID-19) throughout 47 states and the District of Columbia resulting in 41 fatalities.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 39 cases in the state, with 6 located in Collin County and 7 located in Dallas County. 

President Trump declares a National Emergency to address the coronavirus.

Governor Abbott declares State of Disaster in Texas due to COVID-19. 

March 12, 2020
The CDC states there are currently 43 jurisdictions reporting 1,215 total cases of coronavirus in the United States, resulting in 36 total fatalities.

March 11, 2020

The Director General of the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

President Trump addresses the nation and announcing a federal policy plan to slow the spread of coronavirus to the United States. Details include: 
  • Restricting travel to the United States from foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries
  • Directing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to exercise available authority to provide loans to businesses affected by the coronavirus
  • Ensuring health plans with health savings accounts will be able to cover coronavirus testing and treatment without co-payments
  • Instructing the Department of the Treasury to defer tax payments for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus
March 6, 2020
President Trump signs H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act into law.

March 3, 2020
Congress passes H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act to provide $7.8 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for the United States response to coronavirus.

January 31, 2020
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States.


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