RGV health authority testifies at mask mandate hearing


A legal battle between many Texas school districts and Governor Greg Abbott is ongoing because of his ban on face masks requirements.

This Tuesday, one Valley health authority testified at a hearing before a Travis County judge over lawsuits filed against Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on masks in schools.

The testimony from Hidalgo County Health Authority Dr. Ivan Melendez focused on several crucial points related to mandating masks at school, including the surge of COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates, particularly among children.


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