Coronavirus Updates


This is an unprecedented moment for Texas and for our nation - a threat unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes. I know individuals, families, and businesses face mounting uncertainty about what their future may hold, but our nation has long exemplified to the rest of the world that American excellence will persevere against any threat because when times get tough our communities only grow closer.

Below, I have compiled resource packets specifically created for workers, businesses, families, seniors, and veterans, as well as information related to our healthcare infrastructure and ability to combat COVID-19 from a medical and health perspective. You can also sign up for updates as they become by clicking the button below.


While this pandemic is far from over, government executives have laid out the framework to reopen our economy and it's important we all work together to do so as safely as possible. For your convenience, you can find a printable diagram of the complete schedule to reopen Texas here

As this is a constantly changing situation, I encourage you to please review the resources below for the most up-to-date and accurate information. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (972) 202-4150. 



Chronological  Updates

June 3, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott announces the third phase of his plan to safely open the state while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Highlights of Phase III allow the majority of businesses to operate at 50 percent occupancy including professional and collegiate sporting events, and swimming pools. Additionally, hair salons, barber shops, and other personal-care and beauty businesses may operate above the 50 percent occupancy limit if they maintain at least six feet of social distancing between work stations. Further under Phase III, restaurants can immediately allow up to 10 individuals at a table and, beginning June 12, 2020, may expand to 75 percent occupancy. A printable breakdown of the complete schedule to reopen Texas can be found here

May 29, 2020
Per Phase II of Governor Greg Abbott's plan to reopen Texas, water and splash parks and zoos may reopen at a reduced twenty five percent capacity. View the complete schedule to reopen the state online here.

May 28, 2020
Congressman Taylor votes for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The legislation, which Congressman Taylor cosponsored, passes the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 417 to 1.

May 27, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 1,678,843 COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 99,031 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 57,921 cases in Texas, resulting in 1,562 fatalities. Collin County has 1,189 cases and Dallas County has 9,188 cases. 

May 26, 2020
Congressman Taylor hosted a webinar with Dr. Stephen R. Holt, Hospital Director of the VA North Texas Health Care System. Together, they provided information variety of topics such as the Department of Veterans Affairs reopening plan, facility screening procedures, virtual care options, and the recent agreement reached for the VA to acquire the former Baylor, Scott & White hospital in Garland. Dr. Holt also answered questions from the audience. If you were unable to participate in the event, you can access a recording of the webinar online.

May 20, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 1,528,235 COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 91,664 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 49,912 cases in Texas, resulting in 1,369 fatalities. Collin County has 1,047 cases and Dallas County has 7,679 cases. 

May 18, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott announces the second phase of his plan to safely open the state while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Highlights of Phase II allow restaurants to increase their occupancy to 50 percent, bars, gyms, and fitness centers may open at 25 percent occupancy, and office-based employers may operate at 25 percent capacity or a maximum of ten people (whichever is greater). View the reopen schedule for businesses and activities here.

May 11, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 1,300,696 COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 78,771 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 39,869 cases in Texas, resulting in 1,100 fatalities. Collin County has 918 cases and Dallas County has cases.

April 29, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 1,062,446 COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 62,406 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 29,229 cases in Texas, resulting in 816 fatalities. Collin County has 724 cases and Dallas County has 3,531 cases. 

April 27, 2020
President Trump unveils a Testing Blueprint which details the partnership between federal, state, and local governments and the private sector that will ensure a robust nationwide testing program. Under this plan community spread would be constantly assessed and states will develop isolation and contact tracing protocols to prevent and contain outbreaks. Review the President's Blueprint here

The same day, Governor Greg Abbott issued additional Executive Orders to continue the process of re‑opening the state of Texas. Review all DSHS guidance for Opening the State of Texas here.

April 26, 2020
Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) introduce bipartisan legislation to establish a Federal Commission to address the current shortcomings of the Strategic National Stockpile. H.R. 6641, the Commission on the Strategic National Supply Act will establish a ten member bipartisan Commission to assess, strategize, and issue recommendations for the best methods to appropriately stock the supply for local, state, and national emergencies. Members of the Commission will be chosen by the President, Speaker of the House, Minority Leader of the House, Majority Leader of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate—with each official appointing two members. H.R. 6641 requires the Commission to submit a report to Congress one year after its creation outlining its strategic recommendations.

April 24, 2020
Congressman Taylor votes in support of H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to provide an additional $321.3 billion for PPP funding and another $60 billion for separate small business disaster loans.

April 14, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 579,005 COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 22,252 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 14,624 cases in Texas, resulting in 318 fatalities. Collin County has 472 cases and Dallas County has 1,788 cases. 

April 13, 2020
Congressman Taylor hosted a webinar with the Texas Workforce Commission to help those who have had their employment impacted by COVID-19. The webinar can be viewed here.

April 10, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a total of 1,512,252 COVID-19 cases world wide resulting in 92,798 fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 427,460 total COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 14,696 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 11,671 cases in Texas, resulting in 226 fatalities. Collin County has 406 cases and Dallas County has 1,432 cases. 

April 9, 2020
Congressman Taylor hosts a telephone town hall with residents of Texas' Third Congressional District. Sign up for future events here.

April 7, 2020
Congressman Taylor hosts a webinar for small businesses in Collin County in conjunction with the United States Chamber of Commerce. Watch a recording of the event here.

April 3, 2020
Small businesses in Collin County may start applying for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. More information on the program can be found in Congressman Taylor's Small Business Resource Guide.

April 2, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a total of 823,626 COVID-19 cases world wide resulting in 40,598 fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 214,144 total COVID-19 cases in the United States resulting in a total of 4,513 deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 4,669 cases in Texas, resulting in 70 fatalities. Collin County has 183 cases and Dallas County has 731 cases. 

March 27, 2020
With Congressman Taylor's support, Congress passes and the President signs H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. This critical legislation provides needed economic safety nets for individuals and businesses that were suddenly unemployed or forced to shut down, not because they acted irresponsibly or needed a bailout, but because they needed to protect their employees and community from the further spread of Coronavirus – in many cases under a government order. Learn more about the legislation here.

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 legislation supported by Congressman Taylor, 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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