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College Station to Discuss Reinstatement of the Statewide Mask Mandate at Special Meeting

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College Station Councilman Crompton requested a future agenda item to encourage the reinstatement of the statewide mask mandate at the last City Council meeting. The College Station City Council will discuss the resolution in the special meeting on Monday.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021. The order allows businesses and other establishments to operate at 100% capacity, rescinds the statewide mask order (GA-29), and prevents local jurisdictions from penalizing failure to wear a face covering.

Since GA-34, the CDC released a study that showed mask mandates made less than a 2 percent difference in the daily death rates from the Chinese coronavirus and an even smaller percentage in case growth. “Daily case and death growth rates before implementation of mask mandates were not statistically different from the reference period.”

While the resolution will not be legally binding on residents of College Station, it will show Governor Abbott that there is support to reinstate the mandate.

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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

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