COVID-19 and Mental Health Policy/Advocacy
Opportunities for Action
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COVID-19 Federal Action
COVID-19 State Action
COVID-19 Governor Executive Orders
All Governor Abbott Executive Orders can be found here.
GA-8 – Relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation (coronavirus) (OUTDATED)GA-9 – Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus)GA-10 -Relating to daily reporting during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus, hospital reporting)GA-11 – Relating to airport screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster (New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans, coronavirus)GA-12 – Relating to roadway screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus)GA-13 – Relating to detention in county and municipal jails during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus)GA-14 – Relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 disaster (coronavirus)
Health and Human Services Guidance
March 31, 2020. HHS Launches Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line.
April 6, 2020. Emergency Rule for Facility Response to COVID-19: Private Psychiatric Hospitals and Crisis Stabilization Units. Health and Human Services.
April 17, 2020. COVID-19 Behavioral Health Services Providers Frequently Asked Questions. Health and Human Services.
April 3, 2020. COVID-19 Response Recommendations Substance Use and Misuse Prevention. Health and Human Services.