Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, face coverings will be now be REQUIRED in all Tarrant County businesses. This according to Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley who made the announcement following the large spike in cases across the state of Texas.
The countywide executive order will go into effect at 6 p.m. Friday. The order will be in effect through at least 6 a.m. August 3 and also applies to outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more. You can read the entire Executive Order here.
Businesses found in violation of the order could face a fine of up to $1,000. The order does not apply to the following:
- Children under the age of 10
- People who are eating or drinking
- People who have a medical condition and are unable to wear a mask safely
Face coverings include masks, scarves, bandannas, or a handkerchief. As always, you’re asked to maintain social distancing of at least six feet from others when not in your own homes.
For more information and local resources about the COVID-19, please refer to our Town’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage. #DoYourPart #DoYourDistance