The growing list of lawsuits filed against Texas officials just got a little longer following the governor’s latest coronavirus order. According to reports, Texans living in counties with at least 20 positive cases are now required to wear a face mask in public.
As businesses reopen nationwide amid the ongoing pandemic, Sunbelt states are seeing a rise in positive coronavirus cases.
Some Texas officials are voicing their concerns with the recent spike in coronavirus cases by suggesting the state may be losing control.
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Texas to meet with local leaders and discuss the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 in the state.
Vice President Mike Pence has called on Americans to hold fast to their faith during these trying times. While speaking at First Baptist Dallas Church in Texas this week, Pence quoted the president by saying “faith and family is the true way of life, not government and bureaucracy.”
Texas and Florida have reimposed some coronavirus restrictions as case numbers continue to rise. Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars in the state to close by noon on Friday and will be requiring restaurants to reduce their operating capacity back to 50%.
Texas has paused reopening after the state saw a massive spike in coronavirus cases this week. The state announced a record-breaking 5,500 new cases on Wednesday, with hospitalizations setting record highs for almost two weeks straight.