Governor Greg Abbott Bans Mask Mandates In Texas Public Schools, Public Health, CitiesOn May 18 Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting governmental entities in the state from requiring or mandating mask wearing.
Some Businesses Want Customers To Wear Masks, Even As Texas & Other States Drop MandatesTexas’ statewide mask mandate ended on March 10 and although the state no longer requires people to wear face coverings to protect against COVID-19, customers do need them when entering some businesses.
Dallas Catholic Church Calls Cops On Maskless, Pregnant Mom Holding Baby During Mass, Officers Threaten ArrestThe Catholic Diocese of Dallas is responding to Dallas mother Deirde Hairston's allegation that she was escorted out of Mass at Holy Trinity, while holding her baby -- for not wearing a mask.
Texas Judge Says Austin Can Require Masks Despite State Ending COVID-19 MandatesRepublican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sued the city over the mandate, did not immediately react to the ruling, although an appeal is likely.
Police: Texas Customer Who Refused To Wear Mask Stabs Fast Food Restaurant ManagerThe hunt is on in Texas for a man who allegedly stabbed a restaurant manager several times after he was told to wear a mask inside a Jack in the Box restaurant.
Asian Restaurant In Texas Vandalized With Racist Graffiti After Owner Speaks Out About End Of Mask MandateOn the morning of March 14 Mike Nguyen got a text message alerting him that his Texas restaurant was spray-painted in red with racist messages.
Mask Mandate Is Officially Lifted In Texas, But Many Locations Still Require You To CoverupTexans are no longer under a statewide mandate to wear face coverings in public, but residents shouldn't be too quick to throw out their masks.
North Texas School Districts Reassessing Mask PoliciesIn light of Gov. Greg Abbott lifting Texas’ mask mandate, the Texas Education Agency has updated its public health guidance stating a public school system’s current mask requirements can remain unchanged.
Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This'Governor Abbott repeated that even though his orders will end, Texans should still wear masks and follow safety protocols.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Less COVID Hospitalizations, Higher Numbers Of Vulnerable Population Vaccinated Mean It's Time To Open Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick says a lower prevalence of coronavirus case hospitalizations and higher numbers of people receiving the vaccine are why it's time to end the mask mandate and open Texas 100%.
'It's A Gigantic Mistake,' Experts Warn Of Potential COVID-19 Surge Amid Lifted Mask MandatesMore states are easing coronavirus restrictions despite health officials' warnings not to do just that.
Exhausted Texas ICU Nurse Says She's Scared About The Upcoming End To The State Mask OrderICU nurse Brittany Smart, who has spent months caring for COVID-19 patients pouring into Texas hospitals, said she doesn't think now is a safe time to take away the mask mandate and calls the governor's move "nerve-racking."
Fort Worth Restaurant Owner Excited To Be Able To Fill Every Table With Texas '100% Open' Next Week“We had to downsize,” said Martin Thompson, owner of Cat City Grill. “We’re running pretty much a skeleton crew right now.”
'We Still Don't Have Herd Immunity': North Texas Healthcare Community Concerned About Removal Of Mask Mandate"To remove the mask mandate, while we still don't have herd immunity is very disheartening to us," says Stephen Love, President & CEO, DFW Hospital Council.
Tarrant County Lifts Local Mask Mandate 'Effective Immediately'Tarrant County cancelled its local order requiring face coverings Tuesday, and Fort Worth’s was set to expire at the end of the day.