Harris County attorney documents temporary in help of mask mandate conditions in Dallas and Bexar counties

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County is demonstrating aid for other towns and counties

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County is demonstrating aid for other towns and counties that are in a lawful battle over Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates.

The movie over is from a former tale.

County Lawyer Christian Menefee filed an amicus transient with the point out Supreme Courtroom in the San Antonio, Bexar County, and Dallas County situations. The short opposes Abbott’s govt get that bans mask mandates.

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On Friday, a state district choose in Austin granted Harris County and several Texas college districts non permanent authorization to employ mask necessities and other security measures from COVID-19.

“Whilst this selection is non permanent, it is a victory for residents in Harris County who are anxious about this community wellbeing disaster,” Menefee mentioned in a assertion on Friday. “We have to have each and every tool at our disposal to prevent the unfold of COVID-19, together with masks and other measures that are established to sluggish the spread.”

The Texas lawyer basic is now using the mask mandate struggle to the condition supreme court.

“This was a quite speedy turnaround, but we ended up capable to make guaranteed Harris County’s voice was read in advance of the Texas Supreme Courtroom would make its choice in two similar scenarios,” stated Menefee. “Their final decision has the likely to influence local governments and inhabitants across the state. I hope the court docket reads the Catastrophe Act extensively, interprets it in excellent religion, and reins Gov. Abbott in.”

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