“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order bans local governments from issuing mask, vaccine mandates”
“Abbott: ‘Texans have mastered the safe practices that help to prevent and avoid the spread of COVID-19′
Fares Sabawi, Digital Journalist
Published: July 29, 2021”
In a statement, Abbott said the executive order “emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates.”
““They have the individual right and responsibility to decide for themselves and their children whether they will wear masks, open their businesses, and engage in leisure activities.”
Under the executive order, governmental entities cannot “compel any individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine administered under an emergency use authorization.” Read the full order at the bottom of this article.
Likewise, “any public or private entity that is receiving or will receive public funds through any means” cannot require a consumer to provide proof of vaccination in order to receive services or enter.”