Coronavirus: Texas Troopers Began Screening Louisiana Visitors
SAN ANGELO, TX – Governor Abbott signed an executive order that allows DPS State Troopers to stop and screen travelers entering the state from Louisiana.
According to NBC5, starting on Sunday troopers stopped vehicles at a visitor’s center on Interstate 10 near Orange and required travelers to complete a travel form.
"The established screening stations will take place on major roadways ... including interstate highways and other high-volume routes," said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis in a statement.
Travelers will have to self-quarantine for the mandatory 14 days after they arrive in Texas.
As of Sunday afternoon, Texas has 6,812 confirmed cases with 127 fatalities. Louisiana currently has 13,010 confirmed cases with 477 deaths as of Sunday.
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