Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order prohibiting vax and mask requirements from government agencies and municipalities.
“To further ensure that no governmental entity can mandate masks, the following requirement shall continue to apply: No governmental entity, including a county, city, school district, and public health authority, and no governmental official may require an person to wear a face-covering or to mandate that other person wear a covering,” the executive order read.
According to the New York Post, Abbott defended the order with the following statement: “Today’s executive order will provide clarity and uniformity in the Lone Star State’s continued fight against COVID-19.”
The governor has also signed an order restricting migrant transports in the Lone Star state after news that COVID-positive illegal immigrants were being dumped in a small border community, The Washington Examiner reports.
“The dramatic rise in unlawful border crossings has also led to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among unlawful migrants who have made their way into our state, and we must do more to protect Texans from this virus and reduce the burden on our communities,” Abbott said in a statement.