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College Station Extends Local Mask Order

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The council unanimously voted to extend the mayor’s COVID-19 disaster declaration with no end date. This extension provides the authority to continue the Mayoral Mask Order that began in June.

If Governor Abbot removes the statewide mask order, or it is struck down in court, the citizens of College Station would still be under local restrictions.

Since face coverings have been mandated by local and state officials, the CDC has found that 85% of people with positive cases work a mask, which suggests they may not provide the proposed benefit. A British Medical Journal study also warns against the use of cloth masks as they observed an increase in illnesses over the control group.

Bryan, College Station, and Brazos County all have face-covering orders in effect. They were enacted in late June and have yet to be rescinded. Last week McKinney became the latest city to remove local face covering orders following the trend across the state.

10/27 Update

County Judge Duane Peters confirmed his mask order is no longer in effect for Brazos County, and the order was removed from the county website.

Contact your local representatives

To make written comments for College Station City Council or to speak to the Council, fill out the comment form on the Council website. https://www.cstx.gov/departments___city_hall/council/comments

To make written comments for Bryan Station City Council or to speak to the Council, fill out the comment form on the Council website. https://weblink.bryantx.gov/Forms/uTxLz

To contact County Judge Duane Peters, email dpeters@brazoscountytx.gov or email (979) 361-4102

VIDEO

In the video Mayor Mooney dismisses the fact that we had zero deaths in the county for three weeks 10/5 to 10/22 (source). He says he knows two people in the hospital now, and seems to want to continue the local restrictions indefinitely.

Sources

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4420971/

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/mckinney/government/2020/10/20/mckinney-repeals-public-health-ordinance-at-special-meeting/

https://blog.cstx.gov/

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