Originally posted by Rebecca Hennes on April 17, 2020, for the Houston Chronicle.
The orders include implementing a Strike Force that consists of a team of nationally recognized medical experts and private and public leaders that will advise on best practices to safely re-open the state.
“The Strike Force to Open Texas brings together nationally recognized medical experts with public and private sector leaders to achieve this mission”Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott
“By coming together, we can get Texans back to work, practice safe standards that will prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we can overcome this pandemic.”Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott
A number of famous Houston and Texas leaders are on the force, including Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, Nancy Kinder and Kendra Scott.