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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

On October 6, 2014, Governor Rick Perry created the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response through Executive Order RP-79. The Task Force was composed of seventeen members, and included representatives from pertinent state agencies, as well as experts in infectious disease, emergency management, and in public health preparedness and response.

H.B. 2950, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, codified the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC) Chapter 81, Subchapter J. The Task Force is required to provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases, as well as serve as a source of information and education.

H.B. 2950 is created as an advisory panel to the Governor, and task force membership is determined by the Governor.


Learn More About the Committee and Activities


Past Meetings

All recorded webcasts

Sept. 21, 2021 Webcast
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Agenda
June 29, 2021 Webcast
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Apr. 13, 2021 Webcast
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Jan. 8, 2021 Webcast
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Dec. 7, 2020 Webcast
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Oct. 19, 2020 Webcast
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Feb. 4, 2020 Webcast
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Oct. 3, 2018 Webcast
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Feb. 27, 2018 Webcast
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Nov. 16, 2016 Agenda Approved Minutes
Aug. 8, 2016 Agenda Approved Minutes
May 6, 2016 Agenda Approved Minutes
March 9, 2016 Webcast
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Contact Information

Email: TaskForceID@dshs.texas.gov
Phone: 512-969-0428

Last updated November 2, 2021