Texas today (March 2) became the first state to end it’s statewide mask mandate. Also, all businesses will be allowed to reopen without restrictions.
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I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%.
I also ended the statewide mask mandate.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 2, 2021
Here is Gov. Abbott ending the statewide mask mandate and opening all Texas businesses: pic.twitter.com/3RyGdMVXvD
— The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2021
BREAKING: Texas is lifting its mask mandate, making it the largest state to end an order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Greg Abbott has faced sharp criticism from his party over the mandate, imposed eight months ago. https://t.co/WHPLWzf9jF
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 2, 2021
The mask order was only ever lightly enforced, even during the worst outbreaks of the pandemic. https://t.co/cIGuvuRBMT
— Bangor Daily News (@bangordailynews) March 2, 2021