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Houston mayor working on 'wall of shame' for businesses violating TX governor's orders

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Posted at 8:10 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 21:10:32-04

Houston businesses that are found to be non-compliant with Gov. Greg Abbott's orders could find themselves posted on the city's social media pages.

Mayor Sylvester Turner mentioned the idea at a press conference Friday, according to ABC13 Houston. Turner said that businesses who are not following the governor's orders will be posted on the city's official social media sites and on a board during news conferences in a 'wall of shame.'

"For more businesses they need customers, they need people walking in their doors," Turner said. "People need to know who's being responsible."

Gov. Abbott announced on Thursday a pause on reopening plans, as the state is seeing a surge in cases that, for Houston, Mayor Turner called "serious and real."

Turner said the city's infection rate is three times higher than it was three months ago, and caseloads across the community and area hospitals are "the highest it has been since the virus started."

Read more from ABC13 Houston here.

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