Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a new Executive Order prohibiting counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating wearing a mask. Public schools can continue through June 4. As of June 5, no student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be "required" to wear a mask while on campus.
Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell received notification Saturday, January 2, 2020, from Dr John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of Texas Department of State Health Services, notifying him that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area F have exceeded 15% of capacity for at least seven consecutive days. What does that mean? Bars have to close again and restaurants are back to 50% occupancy.