(CBSDFW/CNN) — As more US COVID-19 vaccine sites prepare to offer one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots for the first time Wednesday, more states are easing coronavirus restrictions despite health officials' warnings not to do just that. Among the states making moves Tuesday were Texas and Mississippi, both of which are lifting mask mandates and allowing businesses to open at full capacity by now or within days. READ MORE: Mesquite Man Wins Big On Texas Lottery ‘Weekly Grand’ Scratch Ticket, Takes Home Nearly $900K Texas Governor Greg Abbott's is ending the 8-month-long statewide mask mandate and opening up Texas 100% , making it the largest state to lift orders intended to prevent spread of COVID-19. By next Wednesday, March 10 all businesses can open at 100%. If restrictions are imposed at the county level, all entities must be allowed to operate at, at least a 50% capacity, according to Abbott. "If businesses want to limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols they have the right to do so, it is their business and they get to choose how to operate their business the way they want to," said Abbott. "Businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Abbott made… Read full this story
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