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In June County Judge Duane Peters issued an executive order mandating face masks in Brazos County. That order did not have an end date and continued to be displayed as current on the Brazos County website.

Judge Peters confirmed Tuesday that his face mask order was no longer in effect, and it would be removed from the website. The Governor’s executive face mask order remains in effect for the entire state.

Bryan and College Station still have face mask orders in effect. They were enacted in late June and have yet to be rescinded. Last week, McKinney became the latest city to remove a local face mask order, following the state’s trend.

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

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

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

Sources

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

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

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