Health Editor’s Note: While the governors of Texas and Mississippi may have lost what minds they might have ever had, many companies will still require that masks be worn in their facilities. Thank you for understanding how important mask wearing continues to be….Carol
by Nathaniel Meyersohn/CNN Business
New York (CNN Business)The end of mask mandates in Texas and Mississippi has created a dilemma for businesses: Keep such safety rules in place to protect against Covid-19 spread, as leading health officials advise, or follow the two states’ decisions and loosen restrictions.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves both announced Tuesday that their states will lift mask requirements that have been in place for months to protect against Covid-19. The announcements come as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to drop across the country and more Americans get vaccinated. However, health experts say relaxing restrictions now could lead to another surge, especially with variants spreading.