1. Texas has lifted its statewide mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbot announced Tuesday. Starting next Wednesday, businesses in the state will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity. (INSTAGRAM)
2. The U.S. tops 28.7 million covid-19 cases with more than 516,000 related deaths. The Maine CDC reported no new deaths and 182 new cases on Tuesday keeping Maine’s death toll at 703 with 69 Mainers currently hospitalized. (WMTW)
3. President Joe Biden said Tuesday “We’re now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May.” (WMTW)
4. Hannaford will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines at 35 pharmacies across Maine later this week. Central Maine Healthcare announced the first high-volume vaccination clinic in Lewiston-Auburn will open at the Auburn Mall on March 17. (WMTW)
5. An Instagram bug briefly hid likes from some of its users on Tuesday, after the company accidentally expanded a long-running test of the feature. While followers could not see the total number of likes a post received, the owner of the account still could. (CNN)
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