Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on Gov. Abbott's Executive Order on Masks

May 18, 2021 -- The following is Mayor Sylvester Turner's response to Gov. Abbott's Executive Order on Masks

"If you are a city of Houston employee or entering a city facility and you have not been fully vaccinated, you should wear your mask. We are not mandating it, but I strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their family, and their co-workers. As to the governor's order, it is a clear overreach. His power is not absolute."