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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Gov Abbott issues statewide face covering requirement

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In an attempt to slow the spread COVID-19 cases, Gov Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29 effective at 12 noon, July 3, 2020 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering in public spaces, with few exceptions.  

The Governor also issued a proclamation, effective at 12 noon, July 3, 2020, amending paragraphs 5 and 12 of Executive Order GA-28 giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.

For full details, please carefully read EO-29 , EO-28 and the proclamation.

Gov Abbott stated, "We all have a responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. If Texans commit to wearing face coverings in public spaces and follow the best health and safety practices, we can both slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep Texas open for business. I urge all Texans to wear a face covering in public, not just for their own health, but for the health of their families, friends, and for all our fellow Texans.”

Stay up-to-date on the most current information of COVID-19 by visiting Governor Abbott’s website, the Texas Department of State Health Services or the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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