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Gov. Abbott Orders Long-Overdue Statewide Mask Mandate

(TEXAS) – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order putting a statewide mask mandate into effect. State Representative and Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus Chris Turner released the following statement in response:

“I am glad Gov. Abbott is implementing a long-overdue statewide mask order. Local officials and House Democrats — along with medical professionals — have been calling for this action for weeks now. Texas is in crisis and it is past time for decisive action to be taken.

“This measure will help contain the rapidly increasing spread of coronavirus in our state, and will, most importantly, save lives. Everyone should comply with this order.”


The Texas House Democratic Caucus, which is composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, serves as the group’s membership services and logistical arm, and works to support House Democrats with communications, policy, and legal resources. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (D – Grand Prairie), the Caucus is focused on fighting for real solutions for all Texans.

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