Face Coverings or Masks Required in Public in Harris County
Businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees and limiting the negative impact on the economy and communities. Preparedness is the best way to mitigate the risks posed by a COVID-19 pandemic.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Wednesday that face coverings will be required in public starting next week. The order goes into effect on April 27. It will remain in effect for 30 days. The face coverings will be required for people who are in a public place in close proximity to others. The face covering can be a handkerchief or other material from home. It does not need to be a medical-grade or N95 mask.
Under the expected order, the following people are exempt from wearing masks:
· people exercising or out for a walk alone
· children under 10 years old
· people with medical conditions or mental health conditions where the mask might actually inhibit health
Click here to access the official order.
Check Out More Information From Harris County And COVID-19 Resources
The Centers For Disease Controls has published a guide for cloth face coverings.