National Guard To Monitor Coronavirus Testing Sites

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said the National Guard could begin monitoring drive-in testing sites on Monday, and the Republican declined at a news conference to follow the lead of other states with a statewide “shelter in place” order. But Abbott warned Texans that it could be coming if they don’t heed his previous orders on Friday that limited social gatherings to under 10 people, closed schools, bars and gyms and banned dine-in eating at restaurants. Meanwhile, the top elected official in Dallas County on Sunday issued the strictest order in Texas so far. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order telling residents to shelter in their homes except for “essential activities.” The order also prohibits gatherings beyond a single household and commands non-essential businesses to cease operation outside of people working from home.