COVID-19 Bulletin (03/03/21)

Officials disagree about the lifting of the mask mandate. Texas is among the worst in caring for its children during the pandemic.

Dallas County reported 526 new cases and 25 deaths on Tuesday.

Despite the Governor Abbott’s declaration that the state mask mandate would end on March 10, Dallas County Medical Director Dr Philip Huang and Jenkins both saID it is too early to put the masks away, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Texas children are facing higher rates of hunger and other hardships than children in every other state but two, according to report that details how the state has handled the pandemic. KERA has more.

Following Abbott’s order, Tarrant County immediately ended their mask mandate on Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. “If he’s going to lift the mask mandate, why did he wait until next Wednesday?” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said. “What’s going to happen between now and next Wednesday except that people are going to be mad?”


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