Abbott: local health authorities can’t shutter schools to prevent covid spread

Abbott: local health authorities can’t shutter schools to prevent covid spread

Dispelling confusion over who has the authority to order schools closed amid the coronavirus panemic, Gov. Greg Abbott weighed in Friday, saying local health authorities can’t preemptively close districts due to the virus.His letter, signed with other state GOP leaders, affirms guidance Attorney General Ken Paxton issued earlier this week that local health authorities can’t force schools to shut down to prevent the spread of of COVID-19, but such decisions should be left to […]
Source: Statesman