First Florida, then Texas, now Mississippi.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) announced on Tuesday that starting Wednesday all county mask mandates will be lifted and all businesses will be able to operate at full capacity.
Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules. Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 2, 2021
Governor Reeves made the announcement shortly after Texas Governor Abbott announced an end to his state’s lockdown and mask mandate.
“This new order removes our county mask mandates and allows businesses to operate at full capacity without state-imposed rules or restrictions,” Reeves said during a presser on Tuesday.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has lifted all county mask mandates and announced all businesses can operate at 100% capacity. pic.twitter.com/ye9IWmOW84
— The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2021
Embattled Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) lashed out at Governor Abbott after he announced his state will be returning back to normal.
Newsom knows that Florida and Texas will expose the big lie that lockdowns and masks slow the spread of Covid.
Absolutely reckless. https://t.co/3O5GsbSLpM
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 2, 2021