Governor Greg Abbott, in such great news, has signed an executive order. This order prohibits cities and other government entities in the state from enacting vaccine requirements or mask mandates. That is to protect against the COVID-19. Even as the virus’s supposedly more contagious delta variant is driving a more “convenient” surge. This is in a Southern state and thus conveniently across the U.S.
Governor Abbott’s Executive Order is Fairly Wide Sweeping
In fact, Abbott’s order does apply to any government entities receiving state funds. These entities include counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, and government officials.
Moreover, he also did declare that there be “no COVID-19-related operating limits for any business or other establishment.”
Thus, it would be in a state to “ensure the ability of Texans to preserve livelihoods while protecting lives.”
Governor Abbott’s Direct Message Stressing Clarity and Uniformity
Moreover, Abbott did say in a statement that the order was to “provide clarity and uniformity.”
This would be related to the state’s response to the Corona Virus pandemic.
Therefore, the governor has claimed that Texans had “mastered the safe practices.”
It is to help prevent and then avoid the spread of the Corona Virus.
Personal Responsibility First
“In fact, the new Executive Order does focus on that the path forward, in fact, relies on personal responsibility. Then on government mandates,” Abbott stated. “Thus Texans … have the individual right and responsibility to decide for themselves and their children. That is whether they will wear masks, open their businesses, and then engage in leisure activities.” Abbott is absolutely right!
No Mandatory Vaccinations
Then, the governor did add that vaccines, will, in fact, remain the most effective defense against the virus. However, it would never be forced in the state. Abbott is a champion of an individual’s right to choose. The media is reporting, unfortunately, that COVID-related hospitalizations in Texas have risen in upwards toward 40 percent in the past week.