Talking Points: Governor Abbott Held A Press Conference On Monday Here Are Some Key Talking Points

1. “Closing down Texas again will always be the last option.”

2. “If you are at risk or if you are sick you should stay home. You should frequently sanitize your hands. You should maintain safe distances from others when you do go out And when you do go out, you should wear a face covering or a face mask.”

3. “Our early goal was to slow the spread of the coronavirus to prevent our hospitals from being overrun. We succeeded in that early goal…As we gather today, hospitals continue to have abundant capacity to treat patients with COVID-19.”

4. “In the last half of May, Texas averaged about 1500 positive cases a day. In the past 5 days in June, we’ve averaged more then 3500 cases a day.”

5. “The positivity rate has gone from about 4.5% in late May, to almost 9% today.”

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