BREAKING: Governors of Texas and Mississippi announce they are lifting their states' mask mandates and rolling back many of their Covid-19 health mandates, just one day after the CDC warned against complacency in the face of emerging coronavirus variants. https://t.co/HLjl4HzMZN— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 2, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces he’s ending the statewide mask mandate & says all businesses can now open at 100% capacity... oh yea Mississippi joins in too.
Prayers and good energy are still needed for the people of Texas because their destructive and dangerous governorAbbot has now lifted the ban on masks. Masks protect others from Covid and it is not under control this is reckless and irresponsible.— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) March 2, 2021
“Also, Texas no longer allows voting and we are rebranding San Antonio as Whoville” https://t.co/JHVi9LvQew— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 2, 2021
Naw Texas, don't go for that. Protect yourself and others. Mask up!!— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) March 2, 2021
So Texas is fully opened and they removed the mask mandate?....... pic.twitter.com/45cGLPvlas— TATIANNA (@TATIANNANOW) March 2, 2021
Texas lifting COVID restrictions pains me deeply. A distraction from deadly winter storms, it will likely be popular. But best science says it's far too soon. We're so close. Vaccines bring hope. Hope. Remember that? Can we please not spike footballs before we hit the end zone?— Dan Rather (@DanRather) March 2, 2021
Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner was not pleased to say the least.
The Governor is wrong to roll back the statewide mask order which is not supported by the medical professionals, science or data. @The87thTxlege must speak up and the people of Texas must hold their leaders accountable. st— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) March 2, 2021
Texas is still reeling from the snow storm devastation.
Well it was fun while it lasted. RIP Texas pic.twitter.com/LOzHUWGdK1— dula peepa (@EsauGv) March 2, 2021