ABBOTT CALLS ON TEXANS TO HELP LIMIT CORONAVIRUS’ SPREAD April 08, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday, April 1, posted an online video message seeking Texans’ individual and collective help to reduce the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, COVID-19. In the message, Abbott requires all Texans to stay home unless they are participating in an essential service or activity, such as going to a grocery store. “Now I know this is a great sacrifice, and we must respond to this challenge with strength and with resolve. By following social distancing practices, we will slow the spread of COVID-19. We will save lives. And we will make it through this challenge together. Thank you ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!