Governor Greg Abbott announced today, he is lifting the mask mandate and increasing capacity of all Texas businesses and facilities to one hundred percent.
“Removing state mandates does not end personal responsibility,” said Abbott on Tuesday in Lubbock.
Abbott says he understands some local officials are concerned this could increase the spread of COVID-19.
“If COVID hospitalizations, in any of the 22 hospitalization regions in Texas, rise above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days. Then, a county judge in that region may use COVID mitigation strategies in their county,” Abbott said.
Abbott’s executive order goes into effect next Wednesday.