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Texas becomes largest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate

1 month ago   |   By KOAT

Texas is lifting a COVID-19 mask mandate that was imposed last summer but has only been lightly enforced.
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Texas to lift mask mandate, allow all businesses to reopen

Texas to lift mask mandate, allow all businesses to reopen

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued an executive order to lift the state's mask mandate and give all businesses the green light to reopen, making it the largest state to cast off restrictions meant to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent,” the Republican governor said in a statement announcing the executive order, which will take effect March 10.
Abbott's announcement comes at a time when coronavirus cases and deaths have plateaued in the U.S., after hitting record numbers in January.
“Make no...
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Texas will end mask mandate, allow businesses to reopen '100%'

Texas will end mask mandate, allow businesses to reopen '100%'

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is lifting its mask mandate , Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to reduce the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 42,000 Texans.
The Republican governor has faced sharp criticism from his party over the mandate, which was imposed eight months ago, and other COVID-19 restrictions.
Texas will also do away with limits on the number of diners that businesses can serve indoors, said Abbott, who made the announcement at a restaurant in Lubbock.
“It's time to reopen Texas 100%,” Abbott said. “So that any...
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