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On August 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new order [PDF] that offers protection from evictions for nonpayment of rent for tenants who meet certain qualifications. This order is active in counties with "heightened levels of community transmission" and is intended to stop the spread of COVID-19, including the new Delta variant. The order is effective through October 3rd, 2021, and has the potential to be revised or extended past this date.
We've heard from a lot of travelers who want to know what COVID-19 requirements they'll face once they arrive in Texas. Currently, there are no quarantine requirements in place for interstate and international travelers once they arrive in Texas, although the CDC recommends a 7-10 day quarantine period for those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination.
International travelers to the U.S must also show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of recovery. See our new FAQ on this subject for more info.
We're happy to announce that we've added additional volumes to our online collection of historical Texas statutes. The unofficial compilations of Texas statutes between 1914–1922 are now available. Read on for a bit of background information on these new volumes.
We've had a lot of questions from people wondering why some businesses are still requiring masks if the statewide mask mandate is over, and we've created a Legal FAQ on the subject to help address this question. Private businesses still have the right to require masks for customers and employees, but most state and local government entities can no longer do so.
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