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    Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a new executive order on Thursday mandating that Texans must wear a face covering when they are out in public in counties that have 20 or more confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The order stated that everyone in the state must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth “when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not...
    All Texans are required to wear masks in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday. “Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions,” the press release read. The release continued: The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order on Thursday requiring residents to wear masks in public in every county in the state that has 20 or more cases of COVID-19. His dictate also limits gatherings to 10 people or less. What are the details?Gov. Abbotts office released a press release declaring that his mandate requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19...
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order requiring all counties with more than 20 confirmed coronavirus cases to require masks be worn in public. The move comes as Texas recorded its highest single-day increase of positive coronavirus cases, according to ABC13. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the state had reported 8,076 new cases, the outlet reported. Breaking: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering in public in...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a nearly statewide mask mandate Thursday, as the state contends with a worsening coronavirus outbreak. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces,” Abbott said Thursday. Abbott’s order requires that Texans must wear masks in public...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has issued an order making it mandatory for all Texans to wear a face covering of some kind while out in public as the state faces a surge in coronavirus cases. Due to recent substantial increases in COVID-19 positive cases, and increases in the COVID-19 positivity rate and hospitalizations resulting from COVID-19, further measures are needed to achieve the least restrictive means for reducing the growing spread of COVID-19, and to avoid a need for...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM)  – Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM)  – Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than...
    VANILLA Ice is hosting a 4th of July concert in Texas despite surging coronavirus cases. The singer will be performing at the Independence Day Throwback Beach Party in Austin - where all other bars are closed due to the pandemic. 3 Vanilla Ice is performing in TexasCredit: Getty Images - Getty He will be performing at the Emerald Point Bar & Grill, meaning its allowed to go ahead due to a legal loophole, according to the Austin Chronicle. It is...
    By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune June 29, 2020 “More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent shutdown order” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. HOUSTON — Hoping to block Gov. Greg Abbott’s Friday decision ordering Texas bars to close due to a rise in coronavirus cases, more than 30 bar owners filed a...
    GREG Abbott has been the governor of Texas since 2015. Here is more on the 62-year-old Abbott and how the state has fared during the coronavirus crisis. 5 Greg Abbott speaks to reporters after attending the public viewing for George Floyd in Houston on June 8, 2020Credit: AFP or licensors 5 Greg Abbott with his wife Cecilia and daughter AudreyCredit: Facebook Who is Greg Abbott? Abbott graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and later earned a law degree...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video of the daily briefing. The novel coronavirus surge continues at a rapid rate, as 495 additional COVID-19 cases were announced in San Antonio and Bexar County on Sunday. The total number of cases is currently 10,147. The numbers were announced on the city’s coronavirus webpage. Two new deaths were reported, and the death toll is now at 109. Hospitalizations are also continuing to increase, causing...
    Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only two US states reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week as cases across southern and western states surge to record levels. The total number of infections has now surpassed 2.5 million in the United States, after the country reached an all-time one-day high of 40,000 new cases on Friday. A rise in documented cases was reported in a staggering 36 states, including Florida, which some experts are tipping to become...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video of the daily briefing. The novel coronavirus surge continues at a rapid rate, as 795 additional COVID-19 cases were announced in San Antonio and Bexar County on Saturday. The total number of cases is currently 9,652. The numbers were announced on the city’s coronavirus webpage. Two new deaths were reported, and the death toll is now at 107. Hospital capacity is still posing a concern...
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday expressed regret for the first known time about the reopening process he spearheaded during the coronavirus pandemic, saying he should not have allowed bars to open as quickly. If I could go back and redo anything, it probably would have been to slow down the opening of bars, now seeing in the aftermath of how quickly the coronavirus spread in the bar setting, Abbott said during an evening interview with KVIA in El Paso. Abbott...
    SAN ANTONIO – In case you may have missed it this week, here are the top local stories from June 22th through June 26th. WEEKLY HEADLINES: New Bexar County executive order mandates face coverings at all businesses when social distancing is not possible Video shows confrontation between Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, customer over mask at store Governor Greg Abbott pauses additional reopening phases due to surge in COVID-19 in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says bars must close by noon,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video of the daily briefing. The novel coronavirus surge in San Antonio continued Friday, as officials announced 405 new COVID-19 cases during the nightly briefing. The additional cases brings Bexar County’s tally to 8,857 cases. One new death was reported, and the death toll is now at 105. Hospital capacity is still posing a concern for city and health officials. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg...
    After weeks of insisting that he wouldn’t even consider going back, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the reopening and announced restoration of some restrictions that have been recently removed. “Keep Texas Open” hasn’t just been a rallying cry for Republicans demeaning the threat of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of lockdowns, it’s become a motto for both Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and congressional Republicans around the state. Of the states where governors issued a stay-at-home order, Texas’ was among the briefest—Abbott’s order...
    The governor of Texas Friday ordered the bars to be closed from noon (5:00 p.m. GMT) after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the US state. “At the moment, it is clear that the increase in the number of cases is largely due to certain types of activity, in particular to the Texans who gather in bars,” said Governor Greg Abbott in a statement, asking each Texan to “do their part”, wear a mask and respect social distancing measures. Bars...
    SAN ANTONIO – While Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and local officials have clamped down on social congregations due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, certain large gathering spaces will remain open for now. Under Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s ban of social gatherings of 100 people or more — orders that preceded Abbott’s new rule on Friday — there are more than 10 exemptions, from child care to leisure. Amusement parks such as Six...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Bars across Texas are closing their doors again after an order was issued by Gov. Greg Abbott as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.The order issued Friday states that bars and similar businesses that receive more than 51% of their gross revenue from alcoholic beverage sales are ordered closed at noon Friday. While customers wont be allowed to visit, those businesses can provide delivery and take-out services, which include beverage sales.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Bars across Texas are closing their doors again after an order was issued by Gov. Greg Abbott as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.The order issued Friday states that bars and similar businesses that receive more than 51% of their gross revenue from alcoholic beverage sales are ordered closed at noon Friday. While customers wont be allowed to visit, those businesses can provide delivery and take-out services, which include beverage sales.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Bars across the state will have to close their doors again after an order was issued by Gov. Greg Abbott as Texas COVID-19 cases continue to rise.The order issued Friday states that bars and similar businesses that receive more than 51% of their gross revenue from alcoholic beverage sales are ordered closed at noon Friday. While customers wont be allowed to visit, those businesses can provide delivery and take-out services, which include beverage sales.The new orders were...
    SAN ANTONIO – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took a tougher stance on curbing the coronavirus pandemic by further scaling back reopenings. A new executive order issued on Friday states that bars and similar establishments whose receipts consist of 51% or more of alcohol sales must close by noon, but they can remain open for delivery and takeout. Restaurant dining spaces must operate at a 50% capacity — a decrease from 75%. Also under the new orders, rafting and...
    Patrick Svitek June 25, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under his reopening plan. We want to make sure that everyone reinforces the best safe practices of wearing a mask, hand...