Governor Abbott Ends Statewide Mask Mandate

In a press conference from a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas on March 2 – Texas Independence Day – Governor Greg Abbott officially ended the statewide mask mandate.

He also mandated that all businesses in Texas can go back to 100% capacity – all businesses, including restaurants.

“People & Business don’t need the state telling them how to operate.” Governor Abbott stated.

A few of the top points from the press conference:

  • All business can return to 100% occupancy
  • no penalties can be imposed for non-mask wearing
  • Businesses can decide if they want to continue to require masks or not
  • If COVID-19 hospitalizations above 15% for seven straight days, a county judge may use mitigation strategies in their county, such as face masks.

What does this mean for Round Rock? As of last Thursday, February 25, the Round Rock City Council had voted to extend the city-wide mask mandate for another 60 days. So as of now, the city of Round Rock still has a mask mandate. Stay tuned to hear if that changes or not.

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