“They didn't get vaccinated.” Those words from President Biden summed up why his administration made a critical shift in its COVID policies, from mask recommendations to mandatory shots for federal workers. And that represents a third stage of government policy, toward a more confrontational approach to “them” — the increasingly demonized unvaccinated class that is roughly half of America.
HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) As COVID-19 cases rise in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott issues a new executive order. It combines several previous executive orders and emphasizes that local governments cannot require people to wear masks. The order also clarifies that local governments cannot require COVID vaccinations or put in operating restrictions...
Bell County, TXPosted byKCEN
No local control | Abbott's new executive order removes last possible COVID-19 mitigation option from counties
Before the executive order, counties had just one remaining option to deal with rising COVID numbers. Now they have no options at all.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Executive orders made by Gov. Pete Ricketts are scheduled to expire Friday at 11:59 p.m. This comes one month after the Coronavirus State of Emergency ended. Executive Order 20-37 will end, which will allow people training to be healthcare workers to do that training in-person, or as required, which they weren't able to do during the pandemic.
Austin, TXPosted byAustin Star-News
(Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new executive order outlawing vaccine requirements for tax-funded entities. According to the governor's office, the order was provided to give "clarity and uniformity" about the state's COVID-19 response and procedures.
AUSTIN, Texas - Summer vacation may be starting for many people, but there is already a lot to unpack from what has happened "This Week in Texas Politics." Cassi Pollock with the Texas Tribune, Gromer Jeffers with the Dallas Morning News, Brian Smith with St. Edward's University and Scott Braddock of Quorum Report join FOX 7 Austin's Rudy Koski in discussing time running out on the special session, efforts by Texas Democrats to help push a stalled federal voter reform bill, Gov. Greg Abbott fighting with the Biden administration regarding migrants and COVID-19 and with local government leaders over mask and vaccination mandates, and finally if a special election loss in Texas by a candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump diminishes his backing of other candidates.
Students across the Rio Grande Valley are starting to head back to school next month as Covid cases continue to increase. In a letter to state Gov. Greg Abbott, a member of the State Board of Education is saying the governor has stripped communities of what they need to fight the Delta variant.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Friday extended the Limited State of Emergency, which has been in effect for more than a year, allowing a continuation of his emergency powers. Further, the order from the governor allows National Guard troops to continue to assist in vaccination efforts and other “certain health care” functions throughout the state. The order also allows the state to maintain federal compliance.
Texas StatePosted bySalon
Texas Gov. Abbott draws orders state troopers to pull over vehicles with migrants in search of COVID
This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers on Wednesday to begin pulling over vehicles whose drivers are transporting migrants who pose a risk of carrying COVID-19, escalating his hardline approach on immigrants and eliciting outrage from advocates calling the order a ticket to racial profiling.
Jefferson County, TXBeaumont Enterprise
While local leaders and care providers plead for assistance from the public to prevent another great surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, regional experts believe a wave already is well on its way. But unlike spikes in 2020, what will happen after hospitalizations across the region rise is somewhat unclear due to...
AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, July 29, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order (GA-38) putting together several existing Covid-19 executive orders. The Governor is attempting to promote statewide uniformity and certainty in the state’s Covid-19 response. “Today’s executive order will provide clarity and uniformity in the Lone Star State’s...
(The Center Square) – Iowa regulations governing the hours of service, as well as permit and fee requirements for the movement of oversize and overweight loads for trucking crews and drivers hauling motor fuels have been temporarily suspended by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The executive order is effective through Aug. 28....
The Biden administration has sued Texas over the governor's executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants, and directing the Texas Department of Public Safety to stop any vehicle it finds suspicious. The federal lawsuit accuses Texas of violating the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, after Gov. Greg Abbott issued...
Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executive order leaves in place visitation restrictions for residents of long-term care facilities. Some facilities have even locked down again, suspending all visitation despite guidance from the state’s health agency. On July 29, Gov. Greg Abbott issued executive order GA-38, which bans local officials from instituting...
Public HealthPosted byB93
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued new executive orders on Thursday as a continued response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Cases and hospitalizations are on the rise throughout Texas. Nationally, the Centers for Dieses Control and Prevention have recommended mask wearing even for those who have been vaccinated. The rise in cases...
Public HealthPosted byKVUE
Abbott says Executive Order GA-38 combines several existing COVID-19 executive orders to promote statewide uniformity and certainty in the state's COVID-19 response.