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Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 8:45 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 1:37 PM CDT
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Tyler, Texas

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June 22, 2021, 2:05 p.m.


The City of Tyler and Smith County are subject to the governor’s guidelines. Gov. Greg Abbott announced March 2 that the state can open 100%. Effective Wednesday, March 10, all businesses of any type are allowed to fully reopen.


On March 2, Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask mandate, with Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent, effective Wednesday, March 10.

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities

Nursing homes, state-supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long term care facilities should follow guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) regarding visitations, and should follow infection control policies and practices set forth by HHSC, including minimizing the movement of staff between facilities whenever possible.


Public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency. Private schools and institutions of higher education are encouraged to establish similar standards.

How to help

Here is a list of opportunities to serve your neighbors in East Texas this week

How to get help

The East Texas Food Bank is providing food box distributions every Friday.