Georgia Gov. Kemp signs order allowing businesses to ignore local mask, vaccine mandates
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued an executive order on Thursday that allows businesses to not comply with local mask or COVID-19 vaccine mandates meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Why it matters: Kemp is the latest Republican governor to hamper local responses to the virus despite a surge of new cases from the Delta variant. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.He joins Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.By the numbers: Georgianews.yahoo.com
GOP Gov. Baker orders vaccine mandate for Massachusetts executive department workers
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) issued an executive order Thursday that requires executive department employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination on or by Oct. 17. Why it matters: Baker's order comes as other Republican governors push back on vaccine and masks mandates. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Democratic governors in Minnesota, Washington, California, Illinois and New York, among others, have mandated vaccination for state employees.news.yahoo.com
Feds sue Texas over Gov. Abbott order restricting travel of certain migrants
The US Department of Justice filed suit against the State of Texas and is asking for either a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction to prevent the enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order restricting the travel of certain migrants.
Tomball venue prioritizing employees’ safety after governor’s latest executive order
Greg Abbott announced an executive order allowing businesses to operate at 100% capacity and ending the statewide mask mandate. “We do have our foyer, with the biggest Chandelier in Texas,” said Lidice Ortiz, the manager of the venue. The wedding and special event venue has multiple spaces, including a ballroom, marble ceremony space, an outdoor venue, gardens and fountains. “We will use the masks until everybody will be vaccinated and we will be safe,” Ortiz said. “We really recommend that they wear masks, they must have social distancing if they want everyone to be safe,” Ortiz said.
See which executive actions President Biden signed on his first day
President Joe Biden went straight to work on Inauguration Day. The former vice president signed more than a dozen executive actions on Wednesday. The orders addressed a number of the administration’s top concerns including coronavirus, racial equity, the census, the climate crisis and immigration. Many of the orders reversed efforts by President Donald Trump. Other critical measures must be passed legislatively.
Do Texans have to wear masks while driving?
HOUSTON – Texans may need to wear a mask while driving in a car, depending on if they are alone or with others. Greg Abbott issued a statewide executive order mandating most Texans to wear masks or face coverings in public spaces, with few exceptions. The order went into effect on July 3 at noon. One of those exceptions include people who are driving alone or with passengers who are in the same household as the driver. Otherwise, people in Texas counties under the mandatory mask order should wear a mask when driving with others, not in the same household.
FAQs: From waterpark openings to Pride events, here are answers to your questions on the governor’s latest executive order
From waterparks to restaurants and graduations, we are answering a few top questions related to the Executive Order issued by Governor Abbott on Friday. Abbott’s executive order closed bars and certain businesses as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Other summer activities like zoos, aquariums, natural caverns, and museumsWill the governor’s order on bars likely have an impact on restaurants? The Mayor says the organizers of Houston Pride met and decided to turn the event into an online-only event. Right now, there is no end date for the Executive Order issued by the governor.
Ask 2: Are massage therapists able to practice in Harris County?
As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. The question: Are massage therapists able to practice in Harris County? The answer: Yes, in fact, the State of Texas is now allowing massage parlors to operate as of May 18 as part of Phase 2 of reopening. Greg Abbotts Executive Order, GA-23, stated that massage establishments can reopen provided that all facilities maintain at least six feet between work stations. Massage therapists must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and are highly encouraged to schedule appointments to limit customer walk-ins.