Texas Governor Issues Quarantine Order For People Flying From New Orleans

Texas Governor Greg Abbott displays COVID-19 test collection vials as he addresses the media during a press conference held at Arlington Emergency Management on March 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The governor of Texas is issuing an executive order that requires anyone flying in from New Orleans to be quarantined for 14 days while they stay in Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott announced the mandate yesterday to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to reports, travelers will have to fill out a form by the Texas Department of Public Safety that will designate where the individual will quarantine.

Anyone who does not comply with this order will be subject to a fine, jail time or both.

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