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Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order GA-14, which allows only essential services to be performed in the state of Texas, effective at 12:01 AM on April 2, 2020, through April 30, 2020, and is subject to extension. 

Executive Order GA-14 defines “essential services” as those listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, and those approved by the Texas Division of Emergency Management .  

Adhering to the executive order, effective immediately, for research to be considered as essential, it must be approved. To seek essential research approval, please provide the following:

Essential Research Activity Purpose   Essential research activities are defined as those that: