Texas' mask mandate ends today and businesses are allowed to operate at 100% capacity.
Governor Greg Abbott's executive order prohibits local governments from enforcing their own mask requirements. However, masks can still be required at private businesses and federal property. Some Jewish conservatives plan to celebrate the end of the COVID restriction with a mask-burning party. An online advertisement for the outdoor event says people who attend can burn their masks in a communal bonfire while enjoying entertainment, refreshments and conservative speakers.