LUBBOCK, TX – The day has finally come where Texas has decided to move forward from COVID-19 as Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will be putting an end to the majority of state COVID-19 restrictions including the mask mandate.
According to Abbott, on Mar. 2 during a press conference in Lubbock, Texas will be reopening everything 100 percent starting Wednesday, Mar. 10.
This means any business in the State of Texas that has COVID-19 restrictions being placed on them, such as bars and restaurants, will be open their doors fully.
"Anyone that wants to work should be able to go back to work," said Abbott. "It is time to open Texas back up 100 percent."
Also Abbott has removed the state mask mandate.
Abbott claims that these changes aren't because COVID-19 has gone away but instead Texans have learned to "master" the COVID-19 precautions.
This announcement is coming on a day where Texans had the lowest positivity rate in months. In San Angelo for the past week new daily cases have been minimal.