Residents in Texas don’t have to wear masks anymore!
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he’s lifting the mask mandate. Even though health officials warned that’s not smart during the pandemic. Also, starting March 10, businesses can reopen at 100% capacity. Abbott said,
“Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100%.”
With this executive order, we are ensuring that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) March 2, 2021
I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%.
I also ended the statewide mask mandate.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 2, 2021
50 Cent reacted to the news via social media. He shared a screenshot of an article and in the caption said,
“i’m headed to Texas [f***] this. LOL.” Take a look:
Take a look at what social media had to say:
Harris County residents. Texans. Please keep wearing your mask and avoiding gatherings. This is all on us now.
— Lina Hidalgo (@LinaHidalgoTX) March 2, 2021
Governor Abbott’s failure to listen to science and medical advice will cost Texans their lives.
This decision is reckless and dangerous—and a desperate distraction from the Governor’s dereliction of duty during the power outages.
He’s putting politics above the people of Texas. pic.twitter.com/dMQI2c0e9K
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) March 2, 2021
Texas: No reliable electricity, water or health safety — but hey, who needs heat or lungs when you can shoot guns, right?
— Trish Zornio (@trish_zornio) March 2, 2021
How do you feel about this?