SAN ANTONIO CURRENT – Gov. Greg Abbott declared in a tweet on Thursday that “there will be no mask mandates in Texas,” despite a surge of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
Abbott’s post on X, formerly known as Twitter, comes as some institutions nationwide reinstate COVID-era mask mandates due to a summer surge.
Hollywood studio Lionsgate and healthcare company Kaiser Permanente reinstated some mask mandates for employees this week, according to an article in The Hill retweeted by Abbott. Colleges including Rutgers University in New Jersey and Morris Brown College in Georgia also reinstated mask mandates for two weeks as a precaution.
“Thank you, Gov. Greg Abbott sir, this affirms our decision to flee Seattle last year for the great state of Texas,” X user @donweidner commented on Abbott’s post …