Governor Abbott issues executive order to provide clarity

Governor Abbott issues executive order to provide clarity

Governor Abbott issues executive order to provide clarity

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. Abbott is reviving the GOP’s thwarted efforts to pass new voting laws in America’s biggest red state. His announcement Wednesday, July 7, comes after Democrats temporarily derailed a restrictive bill with a late-night walkout in the state Capitol in May.

 

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, July 29, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order (GA-38) putting together several existing Covid-19 executive orders. The Governor is attempting to promote statewide uniformity and certainty in the state’s Covid-19 response.

“Today’s executive order will provide clarity and uniformity in the Lone Star State’s continued fight against COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “The new Executive Order emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates. Texans have mastered the safe practices that help to prevent and avoid the spread of COVID-19. 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. Vaccines, which remain in abundant supply, are the most effective defense against the virus, and they will always remain voluntary – never forced – in the State of Texas.”

You can view Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order by clicking here.