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Texas A&M, Blinn, SHSU reviewing Abbott’s announcement

School officials and attorneys are currently reviewing the Governor’s Executive Order that will go into effect next Wednesday.
School officials and attorneys are currently reviewing the Governor’s Executive Order that will...
School officials and attorneys are currently reviewing the Governor’s Executive Order that will go into effect next Wednesday.(KBTX)
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 4:12 PM CST
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that all businesses can open at full capacity next week and the state’s face mask mandate will be lifted.

Local universities and colleges are currently reviewing the orders.

A spokesman for the Texas A&M University System said, “The Office of General Counsel is studying the orders.” A university spokesperson said, “Current rules and protocols at Texas A&M University regarding face coverings will remain in place until March 10, before which date the university will issue further guidance related to Executive Order GA-34 announced today by Gov. Greg Abbott.”

From Ross Bjork, Texas A&M Director of Athletics: “We are grateful for Governor Abbott’s leadership, and we will now work with University officials, local health authorities, and the 12th Man Foundation to review how the executive order impacts our approach to safely host athletic events after the new order goes into effect March 10.  We are excited about moving forward while continuing to protect the health and safety of our student-athletes, visiting teams, and the 12th Man.”

A spokesman for Blinn College said officials there are also still reviewing the announcement and determining what step to take next.

On Twitter, Sam Houston State University said, “In response to Governor Abbott’s issuance of Executive Order GA-34 which goes into effect on March 10, 2021, Sam Houston State University is seeking additional guidance from the Office of General Counsel and other vested entities regarding safety measures and health standards in place. All safety protocols will remain in effect on all SHSU campuses until further clarification is obtained.”

Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion.

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