Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that Texas businesses can open at full capacity without masks starting next week. Texans, Abbott explained, can be responsible for their own safety. Earlier on Tuesday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves in a Tweet announced that businesses in his state would also be allowed to operate at 100 percent 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,” writes Reeves. “Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!”
If you run a business in these states, that means you are now responsible for your own safety–as well as the safety of your employees and your clients. Moral obligations don’t go away, and neither do Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) obligations. What should you do?
To keep reading, click here: Texas and Mississippi Say All Businesses Can Open 100 Percent, With No Masks