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Texas Reverses Covid Restrictions, 100% Open

Texas Reverses Covid Restrictions, 100% Open

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) this week issued an executive order reversing all COVID restrictions, including lockdowns and mask mandates. The order gives county judges the authority to implement restrictions if hospitalizations exceed 15% of bed capacity for one week. But it makes clear that individuals cannot be jailed for failing to follow local rules. 

Businesses such as restaurants and gyms can limit capacity if they choose to do so. 

“To be clear, COVID has not, like, suddenly disappeared,” said Abbott. “COVID still exists in Texas, the United States and across the globe, but it is clear from the recoveries, the vaccinations, from the reduced hospitalizations and from the safe practices Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed.”

Abbott also said that anyone who wants a vaccine will be free to get one “within a few months.” As of next week, an estimated seven million COVID vaccinations will have been distributed throughout the Lone Star State.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) celebrated the move as “great news” for the state’s economy.

“Texans are ready to get back to work,” said Cruz. “We can be smart and safe. We can practice social distancing…the answer isn’t to destroy millions of jobs.”

Cruz went on to describe the pandemic’s effect on students and criticized Democratic leaders for keeping schools closed.

“Many kids are six months or a year behind and that educational harm will be with them the rest of their lives,” he said. “It is wrong. You know the Democrats like to say follow the science, they are not following the science. The CDC says send kids back to school [but] you’ve got a whole lot of Democratic politicians that care about that money from the teachers union bosses more than they care about kids.”

Once such politician – California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) – slammed Abbott’s decision to reopen the state as “absolutely reckless.”

The CDC also pushed back against, warning that variants of COVID are spreading throughout the United States. “Now is not the time to relax the critical safeguards that we know can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

Other states to lift COVID restrictions as case numbers drop include: Montana, Iowa, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Michigan, North Carolina, Arkansas, Washington, and Louisiana. Chicago recently announced that sports and performance venues can increase to 50% capacity (up from 40%) and San Francisco has decided to reopen its gyms, museums, and movie theaters with limited capacity. 

Sources:

Texas Gov. Abbott announces plan to fully reopen businesses, end state mask mandate 

Sen. Ted Cruz: Texas Right to End Coronavirus Lockdowns 

Texas isn’t the only state lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s how 11 other states and cities are easing lockdowns, despite the CDC insisting that ‘now is not the time.’ 

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5 Comments

  1. Doug Litchfield

    Finally a state that has leadership with common sense. I doubt the three porn belt states on the west coast have the leadership mental capacity to follow suit.

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  2. Ben

    Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19,”Texas Governor Abbott said

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  3. andrew

    why not open up 100& we are dumb enough to open the borders and let all the infected people in anyway so the govt. itself is a super spreader

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  4. DON

    PROUD OF TEXAS FOR DROPPING THE COVID RESTRICTIONS . ABOUT TIME SOMEONE STOOD TO THE CDC AND SAY NO !
    WOULD NOT THEM JUST LIKE TRUSTING THE FDA . CANNOT BELIEVE EVERTHING .FOLLOW THE MONEY WHAT I SAY. MAKING MONEY OFF ALL OF US IS MORE IMPORTANT IN THE LONG RUN THEY MADE US LOOSE MONEY BUT IN THE LONG RUN SOMEONE BECOME RICH OR RICHER FROM THE COVID – 19 SCARE . PUTTING FEAR INTO ALL OF I=US IS THIER BASE MESSAGE/

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  5. JoeyP

    WHY listen to that FOOL, NEWSOM? . . . He’s getting CANCELLED by his RECALL! Any QUESTIONS? call 1-800-EAT CRAP. One DELIGHTEFULLY enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

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