Texas lifts mask rule, other USA states drop Covid restrictions despite warnings
03 Mars, 2021, 15:06 | Auteur: Therese Cote
"Unless otherwise prohibited from doing so by the state, I would expect masks to be required in any shared spaces at all Waco ISD campuses and other facilities through at least the end of this school year".
He said that with increased vaccinations and improved treatment for Covid, the state was "in a far better position now".
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced he is lifting all coronavirus restrictions, despite the deadly virus surging across the Lone Star State.
Businesses are able to limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols if they choose to do so.
In remarks at the White House on efforts to step up vaccine production, Biden did not mention Texas. "Vaccines to protect Texans from COVID", Abbott added. Now is not the time to let our guard down.
In Texas, Abbott signed an executive order that will rescind most of his earlier executive orders related to COVID-19 as well as the mask mandate and allowing all businesses "of any type" to open at 100% capacity. It's only a small piece of cloth that's needed.
"Texas will experience more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths", state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, a Democrat from Laredo, told Abbott in a letter Monday. "Now we are putting our focus toward rapid vaccine distribution".
According to The New York Times, Texas ranks 48th in vaccine administration, meaning only two states (Georgia and Utah) have inoculated even fewer of its residents on a percentage basis.
The Hays County Local Health Department has recorded 16,399 total COVID-19 cases and 221 coronavirus-related fatalities.
On Tuesday, Abbott said all businesses will be able to open next Wednesday at 100 percent capacity, while face masks will no longer be necessary.
"We have made incredible progress in recent weeks and months, and I thank our business community for their ongoing commitment to saving lives", Lightfoot said in a written statement.
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