Texas Lifts Mask Mandate, Ending COVID Restrictions

04 Mars, 2021, 15:09 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he is lifting Texas' COVID-19 regulations, including allowing businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity and rescinding the statewide mask mandate.

"I wouldn't be mad or anything because right now, not a lot of people are on campus and I think people will still have to wear a mask regardless", said nursing junior Dillon Dinh.

"And the last thing, the last thing, the last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything's fine, take off your mask, forget it". Take off your mask.

"To help our guests, we provide disposable masks at our store entrances to guests who do not have one; remind guests to wear masks with signs, team members at store entrances and overhead audio reminders; [and] guide guests to shop our various no-contact fulfillment options if they don't want to wear masks", a spokesperson told FN. It is "critical" for people to "follow the science", Biden said, and wash their hands, wear a mask, and stay socially distanced.

The governor of Texas on Tuesday issued an executive order, effective from 10 March, that rescinds most coronavirus measures.

"As of yesterday, we had lost 511,874 Americans".

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki echoed Walensky and said President Joe Biden would "raise this the next opportunity he has" to speak with the governors. "We'll not have everybody vaccinated until sometime in the summer". "We're asking people to listen to health and medical experts, the CDC, to Dr. Fauci".

The US has recorded 28.7 million infections and 519,000 deaths related to Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

"The next month or two is really pivotal in terms of how this pandemic goes".

While infection rates across the country have been leveling off, COVID-19 variants such as the highly transmissible so-called British strain are poised to surge, threatening to destroy what progress has been made, Walensky said.

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"Mississippians don't need handlers", Mr Reeves wrote in the tweet.

As of Wednesday, more than 28.73 million people in the USA have contracted the virus and at least 517,800 deaths have been recorded.

"Sao Paulo and Brazil are on the brink of a health system collapse".

State education officials on Wednesday gave local school boards the ability to set their own rules. But that authority has never been affirmed by the courts, according to the American Bar Association. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, most introduced restrictions on businesses and travel. Several days later, he dismissed the idea.

California's governor, Gavin Newsom, called Abbott's move "absolutely reckless", while Andy Biggs, a Republican politician, called for a similar opening of the state of Arizona.

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Oklahoma has also consistently ranked among the top states for administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Courts are now considering the constitutionality of evictions amid the pandemic, which had been ordered halted by the CDC, a federal agency.

"It's just that now state mandates are no longer needed", added Abbott.

"Let's all get this straight. illegal immigrants, they can pour across our southern border, no masks, no social distancing, no COVID test, nothing", Hannity said.

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