FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - District Court Judge J. Christian Becerra has approved Fort Bend County's application for an injunction upholding the county's order on facial coverings to fight COVID-19, that's according to Fort Bend County Judge KP George.
Last week, county officials announced during a news conference that they had filed a lawsuit challenging Texas Governor Greg Abbott's executive order, GA-38.
During that same meeting, George also announced the county's COVID-19 threat level was increased to ‘red’ as cases of the Delta variant are being seen across the county and the state.
"We are in the middle of a fight a war and our only weapon against this invisible enemy is vaccinations and masks," Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton said during a news conference last week.
Last week, Governor Greg Abbott responded to the numerous counties and local officials who announced mask mandates by saying they would be ‘taken to court.’