Mask mandates, metropolitan crisis, and municipal retaliation: Governor Greg Abbott’s controversial COVID-19 executive order

On July 29th, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-38 that prohibited mask mandates by public institutions, including schools. This policy reinforced his previous order from March that ended the statewide mask mandate and reopened all Texas businesses unconditionally. In March, his decision accompanied the CDC’s then announcement that vaccinated individuals were no longer… Read More