Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate to help reduce the spread and increasing number of cases of covid-19 in the county.
It applies to “public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions,” his office says.
Breaking: @GovAbbott issues statewide mask mandate
It applies to “public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions,” his office says. #coronavirus
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Also it has been reported that he is letting local officials restrict certain outdoor gatherings of over 10 people due to surge of the pandemic in the county.
Dallas County had 700+ cases reported in a single day yesterday, and schools are opening up in person next month. We need to shut everything down and stamp this out of Texas.
His government also has announced that $2.67 billion in federal funding has been approved to support Texas hospitals that provide care for people receiving Medicaid.
On June 29 2020, The Arizona states where among the latest epicenters of the novel coronavirus in the United States, saw another record high in hospitalizations on Monday. Because of the surge, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) ordered bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks there to close for at least 30 days, effective Monday night.
The governors of Oregon and Kansas announced Monday that they will mandate face coverings for state residents. Jacksonville, Fla., where President Trump plans to pack a convention hall to accept the Republican nomination for reelection, also made mask-wearing mandatory.
The news comes as the global community marked yet another grim milestone Sunday, with the confirmed worldwide death count from the novel coronavirus surpassing 500,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.