A Texas district judge granted Harris County’s request for a temporary order that prevents the enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott's recent executive order banning face masks mandates in public schools, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Why it matters: The order allows the county to temporarily enforce mask mandates for students and school faculty as COVID cases continue to tick up throughout Houston.
The big picture:Abbott threatened to take school districts, public universities and and local governments to court if they defied his mask ban.
- A judge granted two school districts in Dallas and Bexar counties the temporary power to require masks despite Abbott's order.