Gov. Abbott to address upcoming flu season during COVID-19 pandemic

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Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, delivers remarks on Aug. 4, 2020 at the largest Texas Division of Emergency Management warehouse, located in San Antonio, where personal protective equipment is taken in and distributed to Texas communities. (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport)

Gov. Greg Abbott, along with other state and University of Texas System officials, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss the upcoming flu season and how the state plans to manage it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following people will join Gov. Abbott in that roundtable discussion:

  • Texas Department of State Health and Human Services Commissioner John Hellerstadt
  • Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd
  • UT System Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs John Zerwas
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky

A news conference will follow the roundtable at 12:30 p.m. from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

We will livestream the event on

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