TMA Supports Governor’s Stay Home Mandate

March 31, 2020

Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA) President David C. Fleeger, MD, about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide stay-at-home executive order except for essential workers and needs. 


 “TMA physicians applaud Gov. Greg Abbott for following the science and preventing Texans statewide from gathering – and potentially spreading this coronavirus. The fewer people exposed to COVID-19, the stronger our ability to overtake this disease without overwhelming our hospitals, physicians, nurses, and health care system.

“Your health care workers are bracing themselves for this pandemic, ready to care for a wave of patients. Help us help you.

“I speak for Texas doctors in urging everyone from El Paso to Marshall, from the Panhandle to the Valley, please stay home.”

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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 Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320

 Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336 

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March 31, 2020

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