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As COVID cases and hospitalizations climb, officials are asking all residents—vaccinated or not—to wear a mask. But with Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning local mask mandates, the decision is up to residents.

Some businesses, such as Waterloo Records and BookPeople, have started requiring masks; however, they are in the minority and most businesses have not reinstated masking policies. We want to hear from you:

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