"Wearing a mask or facial covering in public is an effective way for Texans to protect themselves and others from the transmission of COVID-19," Abbott said in the June 24 release. "This program helps ensure that Texans have the resources they need to effectively mitigate the spread of this virus and keep themselves and their communities safe. I continue to urge all Texans to do their part by taking necessary precautions that will reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our state."
The three-ply surgical masks are provided in partnership with the Texas Military Department.
The map below from TDEM and the Texas Department of State Health Services shows COVID-19 testing locations.