On Tuesday, TX Gov. Greg Abbott announced his state would be reopened as of Wednesday, March 10. Gov. Abbott will also rescind the state’s mask mandate.
Austin officials are urging Gov. Abbott to keep the mask mandates in place due to concerns of a potential spread.
Gov. Abbott stressed the importance of reopening small businesses.
“Everybody who wants to work should have that opportunity,” Abbott stated. “Every business that wants to be open, should be open. ”
“Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills,” Abbott stated. “This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100 percent.”
NEW: Issuing an executive order to lift the mask mandate and open Texas to 100 percent. pic.twitter.com/P4UywmWeuN
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) March 2, 2021