Gov. Abbott’s office responds to new Austin COVID-19 business orders

Posted 11 days ago


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Greg Abbott’s office says the new COVID-19 business orders put in place by Austin and Travis County Thursday are preempted by executive orders signed by the governor last year and do not need to be followed.

“Any business would be within its legal rights to ignore this municipal order,” said Nan Tolson, a spokesperson for Abbott.

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