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Texas to lift restrictions Friday for travelers from Louisiana

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Posted at 9:10 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 22:48:48-04

The mandatory self-quarantine order for travelers from Louisiana to Texas will be lifted on Friday.

According to an executive order signed on Monday by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, those travelers from the City of New Orleans or the State of Louisiana will no longer need to quarantine upon entering the state. Check points have been in place since April 5, 2020. Read more here

Abbott's order Monday will also immediately terminate any current quarantines for those who had traveled from Louisiana into Texas.

Changes will take affect on Friday May, 1, 2020.

The wording of the Texas governor's order is below:

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, do hereby order the following on a statewide basis effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020: Executive Order GA-l2 is hereby rescinded and terminated in its entirety. Executive Order GA-il and the March 29, 2020 proclamation are hereby rescinded and terminated to the extent applicable to travelers from the City of New Orleans or the State of Louisiana. Any mandatory self-quarantine already in effect as a result of these executive orders, to the extent applicable to travelers from the City of New Orleans or the State of Louisiana, is terminated immediately as of the effective date of this executive order."

According to KHOU, travelers from states such as California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Miami will still be subject to a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days from the time they enter Texas.

The order did not explicitly mention the end of checkpoints along the Texas and Louisiana border.

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