Texas governor bans local governments, schools from requiring face masks

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2021
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday issued an executive order banning local governments and schools from requiring face masks.

Local governments must abolish their mask mandates by May 21, and schools must do so by June 4, according to the executive order.

"The Lone Star state continues to defeat COVID-19 through the use of widely-available vaccines, antibody therapeutic drugs, and safe practices utilized by Texans in our communities," Abbott said in a press release. "Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will...

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