Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning the enforcement of mask wearing in the state, and will issue fines of up to $1000 to any official who attempts to do so.
Governmental entities in the US state of Texas will be banned from mandating mask-wearing from June 4 in places such as schools, after Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on face coverings rules on Tuesday.
The move means officials at county level, in cities, school districts, public health authorities and government will not be able to require people to cover their face, Abbott’s office announced in a statement.
From May 21, local governments or officials who try to enforce mask-wearing in Texas could be slapped with fines of up to $1,000.
Schools may follow existing guidelines until June 4, and state-run hospitals and detention facilities will be exempt from Abbott’s executive order.
“Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities,” Abbott said in a statement.
Abbot has been pushing to permanently scrap face masks for some time now, along with other restrictions, which were lifted back in March.
At the time, Joe Biden and the leftist media labelled the move “Neanderthal thinking”.
The stats tell a different story, however..
The development comes as “Dr.” Anthony Fauci admitted Tuesday that he continued to wear a mask after being vaccinated for optics reasons, despite previously attacking Senator Rand Paul for claiming it was merely “theatre.”