A Bexar County District judge issued a temporary restraining order against the governor this afternoon saying San Antonio-area school districts could issue face covering requirements. The ruling also covers city and county-owned facilities. A similar lawsuit was filed in Dallas County.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff called it a victory and said returning local authority to fighting the pandemic could improve the safety of children. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he and the judge would also be issuing orders calling for masks in public buildings.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is confident his executive order banning government-enforced mask mandates will be upheld. Press Secretary Renae Eze says courts have ruled in favor of Abbott's actions multiple times during the course of the coronavirus pandemic. She also says Abbott is trying to protect the rights and freedoms of all Texans.