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Texas/Louisiana Border COVID-19 Response

April 6, 2020

To enforce Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing its presence along the Texas/Louisiana border. DPS Troopers will set up roadway screening stations to gather required forms from road travelers along the border.

The established screening stations will take place on major roadways in the border counties, including interstate highways and other high-volume routes.

As a reminder, it is important for those who fall under the self-quarantine mandates outlined in the Order to remember that a violation is subject to criminal penalties. Additional information about the Executive Order and its requirements can be found online at www.dps.texas.gov/COVIDtravel.

The Order does not apply to travel related to commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response and critical infrastructure functions.

If you have any further questions, please contact our district office at (903) 935-1141 or our Capitol office at (512) 463-0556.