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Thursday afternoon (July 2nd), Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a controversial executive order, which mandates the wearing of face coverings in public and many commercial areas in most of the state. The rationale for the order is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.

In the immediate aftermath of the order being issued, we received calls and e-mails to the KFYO newsroom asking how to reach the governor's office. Well, here's how you can do it.

There are multiple ways to contact the Governor's Office:

(512) 463-2000 is the Office of the Governor's Main Switchboard
(Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST)

*Call 711 for Relay Texas - Citizen's Assistance Telecommunications Device, if you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD)*

Or you can fill out an online form to "Share Your Opinion" by clicking this link.

Finally, you can send a letter to the Governor's Office by mail:

Mailing Address
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428