Texas says all businesses allowed to open 100%, ends statewide mask mandate

Reason and logic prevails! Texas Governor says statewide mask mandate ends March 10th and all businesses can reopen at 100% capacity

Gov. Abbott to reopen Texas at 100% capacity, end statewide mask mandate

By: Joshua Hoggardm, Texomas, Mar 2, 2021:

LUBBOCK (KFDX/KJTL) — Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday during a press conference in Lubbock a new executive order allowing all businesses to open at 100% capacity and ending the statewide mask mandate, effective Wednesday, March 10.

Gov. Abbott said he will be issuing a new executive order rescinding many of his previous orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Abbott said all businesses of any type will be able to open at 100% capacity beginning Wednesday, March 10.

Additionally, Gov. Abbott said the statewide mask mandate will be ending.

Gov. Abbott said hospitalizations in the state are the lowest they’ve been at in months, active COVID-19 cases are at their lowest numbers since November 2020, and the positivity rate is lower than 10%.

Gov. Abbott also announced 216,000 vaccines were administered in Texas on Tuesday alone, with over a million shots being distributed per week in the state.

Gov. Abbott also said over half of senior citizens in Texas will have received a vaccine shot by next Wednesday, and by the end of March every senior who wants a shot will be able to get one.

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