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Mask Mandate

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Above, the San Marcos Consolidated ISD Board of Trustees discusses the district's mask mandate. The board voted to approve the mandate's continuation through the start of spring break, which begins on Friday, March 11. Screenshot from SMCISD YouTube

SMCISD’s mask mandate to continue following board approval

San Marcos Consolidated ISD’s mask mandate will continue until at least spring break. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott holds a border security briefing with sheriffs from border communities at the Texas Capitol on July 10, 2021. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't impose new mask mandate despite increasing COVID-19 cases

Gov. Greg Abbott says he will not impose another statewide mask mandate, despite COVID-19 cases being on the rise again.


Above, shoppers at the San Marcos Premium Outlets stand in a line some with masks on and others without. Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the state's mask mandate on March 10. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter


Earlier this week Texas’ COVID-19 mask mandate became a monumental footnote in the state's 175- year history.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced an end to the statewide mask mandate and an increase in business and facility capacity to 100% effective Wednesday, March 10. Above, alongside local and state officials, Abbott provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Texas following the tour of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site inside Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP

Gov. Abbott announces end to mask mandate, Hays County leaders skeptical of move

Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Tuesday, “It is now time to open Texas 100%,” announcing an end to the state’s mask mandate and the full reopening of businesses. 

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