Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Turner Asks Montgomery County Judge To Keep Businesses Closed To Stop COVID-19 Spread In The Region

Coronavirus In Greater Houston: Turner Asks Montgomery County Judge To Keep Businesses Closed To Stop COVID-19 Spread In The Region

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on Tuesday said he was preparing to reopen all businesses in the county, saying Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order lifting only some restrictions on business was too vague.

Keough complained that the order, signed Monday by Gov. Greg Abbott, was stifling businesses by only allowing them to open at 25% occupancy, and said the governor was picking “winners and losers” by setting limits on which businesses were allowed to open.

As part of his argument, Keough questioned why dentists were now allowed to open and not hair salons, even though dentists performing oral surgery and routine check-ups for dental hygiene put their hands inside of patients’ mouths.

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