TMA: As Governor Reinstates Limits, All Texans Must Do Our Part

June 26, 2020

Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Diana L. Fite, MD, regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order today limiting certain establishments due to COVID-19 concerns.


“We absolutely must stop the spread of COVID-19 in Texas. Governor Abbott’s actions today are intended to do just that. But Texans also need to take responsibility to protect ourselves and each other from this virus without government mandates. I know we are all smart enough to do this on our own: wash our hands frequently, stay home when possible, and practice social distancing and wear masks when we are out.” 

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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Contact: 

 Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320
 Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336

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June 26, 2020