As Texas continues to reopen, Governor Abbott recommends you stay home
It's a very complicated time.
I understand the need for businesses to remain open so the economy is booming and jobs are maintained.
But I also disagree with how quickly states are reopening.
Governor Abbott is already scaling back on two measures, one of them I personally thought he was too early on.
The first one is the number of people for outdoor gatherings goes from 500 to 100 people.
The second is that the state would enact mandatory health standards according to the Texas Tribune.
The report also noted that Democrats here in Texas scolded the Governor for "prematurely" reopening the state.
Governor Abbott said at a press conference yesterday that COVID-19 was spreading at an "unacceptable rate" and did not rule out rolling back on reopening.
He also defended reopening the state and likened it to how people in Taiwan operate by opening their businesses, but wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
The interview he did with KBTX-TV it was stuck out to me the most, he said:
"We want to make sure that everyone reinforces the best safety practices of wearing a mask, hand sanitization, maintaining a safe distance, but importantly, because the spread is so rampant right now, there’s never a reason for you to have to leave your home," "Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home."
According to the Texas Health and Human Services Website, Texas medical officials have conducted over 1.8 million tests with 2,200 deaths and a little over 120,000 people testing positive.
Here in Bell County, according to the Health District's website there have been 819 confirmed cases with 11 deaths.