The g overnors of Texas and Mississippi may be lifting statewide mask mandates , but President Joe Biden ‘s federal executive order will overrule those rollbacks—ensuring that courthouses, airports and public transit in those states continue to enforce mask wearing. One of the first executive orders Biden signed when he took office included a mask mandate for all federal property, as well as in airports, planes, ships, intercity buses, trains and public transportation. While some Republican governors have decided to loosen COVID-19 restrictions during a national plateau in coronavirus metrics, the Biden administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) have continued to plead with state and local officials to avoid reopening businesses and rescinding mask orders. On Tuesday, both Governor Greg Abbott of Texas and Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi announced that they would terminate the current requirements in place. But residents planning to travel and appear in court will still be expected to wear a face covering. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), which operates bus and light rail in Texas’ most populous county, first started encouraging masks last April and implemented a mandate, which was approved by its board of directors,… Read full this story
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