Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has expanded an executive order that requires people traveling to Texas from certain destinations inside the US to be quarantined for 14 days.
Abbott’s previous order stated that people flying into Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the city of New Orleans be quarantined for 14 days.
The expanded version, announced by Abbott at a press conference Sunday afternoon, includes anyone driving from Louisiana and flying from the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Miami. The states of Washington and California are included in the order.
Abbott also announced an executive order that stops "dangerous felons" from being released from the state’s jails and prisons early due to coronavirus.
"Releasing dangerous criminals makes the state even less safe," he said.