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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

As a result of the consequences of the winter storm on the State of Texas, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Norris Cochran, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since February 11, 2021, in the State of Texas.


February 17, 2021
Norris W. Cochran
Acting Secretary

  • This page last reviewed: February 18, 2021