On Sunday March 22nd Gov. Abbott issued an executive order increasing hospital capacity in response to the COVID-19 virus

The Press Release from the Governor's Office reads in part:
"Under this order, the Governor directed all licensed health care professionals and facilities to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately, medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition or to preserve the life of a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient's physician. This does not apply to any procedure that, if performed in accordance with the commonly accepted standard of clinical practice, would not deplete the hospital capacity or the personal protective equipment needed to cope with the COVID-19 disaster." 
The Texas Physical Therapy Association reads this to mean that PTs and PTAs may continue to treat patients if they are not depleting hospital capacity or personal protective equipment. The stance of the APTA and the TPTA remains that each clinician should use their best professional judgement to determine how/if they continue to treat patients.  
Stay safe,
Mike Geelhoed 
President, TPTA