APRIL 27, 2020
As established by Governor Greg Abbott on April 17, 2020, by Executive Order GA-17:
Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the
House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller:
Mission: The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.
The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas brings together nationally recognized medical experts with public- and private-sector business leaders to achieve this mission.
The Chief Medical Advisors on the Strike Force are health experts who are developing a medical architecture to comprehensively test and trace COVID-19 to enable Texans to gradually and safely begin the process of returning to work and other activities.
The Chief Medical Advisors are working alongside a Special Advisory Council of 39 business leaders representing the state’s regions and industries who are sharing innovative ideas to help businesses strategically open while containing the spread of COVID-19. The Council is collaborating with Working Groups to recommend strategies, statewide standards, and appropriate timeframes to open all sectors of the Lone Star State.