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A masked server drops off food at a table at Perla's in South Austin on March 12, 2021. Experts caution that a major increase in cases could still come and it may still be too early to tell whether Abbott’s decisions to lift the statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to fully reopen could prompt a new wave of infections. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Texas coronavirus cases haven't surged since Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask order. Experts warn it's too soon to celebrate.

More than a month has passed since Gov. Greg Abbott ended virtually all statewide restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Above, San Marcos and Hays County residents line up outside Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic on Tuesday to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. As of April 5, 17,788 San Marcos residents in the zip codes 78666 and 78667 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 9,286 are fully vaccinated, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Daily Record photos by Colton Ashabranner

LINING UP FOR SHOTS

San Marcans and Hays County residents continue to get vaccinated with nearly 38,000 people fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott’s order is consistent with his messaging on vaccinations. He was vaccinated live on TV but also stresses that vaccines are “always voluntary” in his public statements. Credit: Carly May for The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott bans state agencies and state-funded organizations from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination

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