Abbott lifts commercial capacity limits, hides tenure from next week

Abbott lifts commercial capacity limits, hides tenure from next week

HOUSTON – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Tuesday he was lifting the limits on the state’s trade capacity and mask mandate starting next week.

Abbott made the announcement during a news conference in Lubbock.

“Any business that wants to open has to be open,” Abbott said.

Abbott said county judges can institute coronavirus mitigation measures in their counties if the hospitalization rate exceeds 15% for seven consecutive days. However, he said no one could be jailed for failing to follow these protocols or be penalized for not wearing a mask.

The governor said the state was in a much better position than when the pandemic began last year, citing a lower number of cases, higher number of recoveries and greater availability of vaccines.

“Despite these changes, remember this: delete…

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