By Frank Heinz - NBCDFW
Gov. Abbott Declares Disaster, Closes Schools, Bars, Gyms Statewide, Restaurants “To Go” Only
Statewide declaration runs March 20 through April 3, may be extended
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) took statewide action Thursday to mirror actions taken locally in Dallas and Tarrant counties earlier this week by declaring a disaster and ordering schools, bars, clubs and gyms to close and for restaurants to offer only "to go" service.
The statewide declaration comes after more than 160 people across the state have been infected by the virus including four who have died.
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