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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is ending Texas’ statewide mask mandate next week and will allow all businesses to open at full capacity.
“It is now time to open Texas 100%,” Abbott said from a Mexican restaurant in Lubbock, arguing that Texas has fought the coronavirus pandemic to the point that “people and businesses don’t need the state telling them how to operate” any longer.
The article goes on to state the following:
Abbott said he was rescinding “most of the earlier executive orders” he has issued over the past year to stem the spread of the virus. He said starting next Wednesday, “all businesses of any type are allowed to open 100%” and masks will no longer be required in public.
The Texas governor urged Americans to still exercise “personal vigilance” in navigating the pandemic. “It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed,” Abbott said.
He also laid out a strategy that allows local leaders to impose rules under certain circumstances. Specifically if COVID-19 hospitalizations rise above 15% of the capacity in any region for seven straight days, a county judge ” may use COVID mitigation strategies in their county, but ensured that “under no circumstance” can a county judge jail anyone for not following the orders.
.@GovAbbott Lubbock presser:
– Effective next Wednesday all businesses can reopen 100%
– Statewide masking order is ending
– Abbott emphasizes personal responsibility to follow medical advice but says state mandates are “no longer needed.”https://t.co/4eins3Fgi0
— Reese Oxner 🏡 (@reeseoxner) March 2, 2021
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) March 2, 2021
The ending of Texas’ statewide mask mandate comes as:
– Texas has reported more than 71,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days.
– That number is likely an undercount because of last month’s winter storm.
— Sarah Glen (@saraheglen) March 2, 2021
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