Statement from Judge Hidalgo on Texas Surpassing One Million COVID-19 Cases

November 11, 2020

Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo released the following statement:

“What we’re seeing here in Texas is what happens when you let denial and politics drive public health policy. It’s tragic not only because of the alarming trends we’re seeing, but also because we’re stuck in a vicious cycle of wishful thinking and unsustainable reopenings. There is a path to getting the virus under control and having a sustainable new normal, but it requires serious and consistent leadership. So long as those with the power to take action continue minimizing the virus and failing to enact aggressive policies, we’ll fail to pull out of this together.”