Texas Governor Greg Abbot announced on Tuesday that starting next week, all businesses will be open at full capacity and mandatory masks will no longer be required.
He notes the declining hospitalizations and growing vaccination rates. He declared that Texans will be in charge of managing their own individual safety.
I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%.
I also ended the statewide mask mandate.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 2, 2021
Starting next Wednesday, all businesses will be allowed to open at full capacity and the state mask mandate will no longer exist. However, private businesses will be allowed to limit customers and require masks.
“Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end,” Abbott said.“It is now time to open Texas 100%.”
Here is Gov. Abbott ending the statewide mask mandate and opening all Texas businesses: pic.twitter.com/3RyGdMVXvD
— The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2021
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