Texas Governor’s Order Exempts Church Services From Mask Requirement

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People who are "providing or obtaining access to religious worship" are exempt from Gov. Abbott's face mask order.

Governor Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) Thursday order requiring people to wear masks in public places reportedly does not include churches.

The order includes among its list of exemptions: “any person who is actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship.” It goes on to say that “wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged.”

Public health scientist Eric Feigl-Ding noted on Twitter that the U.S. has seen coronavirus outbreaks linked to churches.


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