With the victory of San Antonio and Bexar County, the judge temporarily revoke the Texas Governor’s ban on mask orders.


Greg Abbott.

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Officials in San Antonio and Bexar County may issue a temporary mask mandate despite the orders of Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R). Prohibition of local governments and school districts in the state Judge Antonia Arteaga ruled on Tuesday for demanding a mask.

San Antonio and Bexar County filed a proceeding on Tuesday morning with officials hoping to mandate masks in public schools and city buildings, demanding a temporary restraint order to prevent Abbott’s actions. .. Arteaga said she didn’t downplay her decision, Texas Tribune Report, Citing the beginning of the school year and public guidance from Dr. Jundau, Health Director of the Metropolitan Health District in San Antonio, schools need masks as highly contagious delta variants spread throughout the state. Said.

Another hearing on the matter is scheduled for Monday, but Bexar District Attorney Joe Gonzales said at a press conference, “For now, I’m going to take a winning lap. “I’m happy.” “The determination to protect the rights and freedoms of all Texas people has not been shaken,” said Renae Eze, a spokeswoman for the Abbott office.

The delta variant is behind the surge in COVID-19 cases across Texas, with the state reporting a positive rate of 18.1 percent. The COVID-19 vaccine available in the United States has not yet been approved for children under the age of 12, and at the beginning of the school year, school districts and teachers’ associations require campus masks.

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