Effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the state-wide mask mandate and allowed all businesses and facilities to operate at 100% capacity.
The announcement, detailed in Executive Order No. GA-34, came as medical advancements including vaccines and therapeutic drugs helped reduce the state-wide risk due to COVID-19.
Gov. Abbott also indicated that residents were still encouraged to take personal responsibility for their health and the health of their community and follow the advice of medical professionals.
If COVID-19 hospitalizations in any of the 22 hospital regions in Texas get above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days, a County Judge in that region may use COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, County Judges may not impose jail time for not following COVID-19 orders nor may any penalties be imposed for failing to wear a face mask. If restrictions are imposed at a County level, those restrictions may not include reducing capacity to less than 50% for any type of entity.
Social Distancing Signage for Retailers
Encourage visitors to your businesses to practice social distancing. Optional businesses signage is provided below in English and Spanish.