Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott
Overview: Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to temporarily waive expiration dates for Driver Licenses, Commercial Driver Licenses, and other identification forms. This action falls within the Governor’s State of Disaster Declaration and is part of the ongoing effort to reduce to spread of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-dps-waive-expiration-dates-for-driver-licenses
Other links: 1
Type of Justification: This action was made to increase social distancing
Evidence/Justification: “Our top priority remains public health and safety, and we will continue to take action to ensure that Texans can avoid large public gatherings,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is at a pivotal moment in the response to COVID-19, and by temporarily delaying Driver License renewals we will help limit non-essential trips into public settings and slow the spread of this virus.” These actions come as the state works to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19 by increasing social distancing in communities.