In answer to a question about if and when schools will know if they are reopening classrooms at all this spring, Abbott said, “You should expect an announcement on that this week.”

Abbott was also asked his assessment of the soundness of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s judgment that the governor’s emergency ban on non-essential surgery includes abortions except where the life and health of the mother is at risk.

“First, there’s two ways you can view whether it was sound. First, whether it was legally sound and according to the Fifth Circuit it was legally sound. The second was whether or not it was medically sound, and that would be up to doctors.”