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April 6, 2021 TML Coronavirus Update #181

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 12:12 PM by TML Staff

Urgent Updates


Did the governor issue a new executive order?


Yes, he issued an executive order banning state agencies, political subdivisions, or organizations receiving public funds from creating “vaccine passports” or otherwise requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to receive services. The governor said in a video accompanying the order’s release that:


“Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal health information just to go about their daily lives. That is why I have issued an Executive Order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas. We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health — and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”


State Rep. James White requested an attorney general opinion on the issue as well.


What additional information do you have about cities’ money allocations under the federal stimulus bill (the American Rescue Plan)?


We shared numbers as the bill was moving through the process, but the Congressional House Committee on Oversight continues to refine the estimates. The National League of Cities (NLC) has compiled the very latest estimates on a searchable web page.


NLC has also prepared a searchable summary of the American Rescue Plan’s city-related provisions.


Further Updates


Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus Updates?

TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.