|Today in Austin Governor Abbott signed Executive Order No. GA-29 requiring all citizens of the state of Texas to use face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster.
“Texas business applauds Governor Abbott for making the right decision implementing a statewide face covering order aimed at knocking down COVID-19 transmission in Texas, said Jeff Moseley, president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business. “Most of Texas’s largest counties are already practicing face coverings and the small cost and convenience issues are vastly outweighed by the health and economic benefits of slowing COVID-19.”
Moseley continued, “Governor Abbott and Texas leaders are making the right decisions about protecting jobs, paychecks, businesses, and public health. COVID-fighting methods like face-coverings, physical distancing and hand washing are critical for Texas jobs, families and health. This is the right decision to keep Texas healthy and open for business.”
We appreciate the hard work and diligence of Governor Abbott, the teams of elected officials, health professionals and volunteer leaders working daily to protect the people of Texas and our state’s economy.