Brewster County extends emergency declaration, implements mask policy

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BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Officials in Brewster County have extended their emergency declaration and implemented a mask policy for residents.

According to an order from Judge Eleazar Cano, the county will extend its emergency declaration that was put in place back in March. The new declaration will run through July 15, unless extended further by county officials.

Additionally, the order from Judge Cano requires businesses “providing goods or services directly to the public,” to implement a health and safety policy that will require workers and patrons to wear masks, where separation is not possible.

The order also calls for the public to wear face coverings in public areas “where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers.”

Public gathering of 100 people or more have also been prohibited in the order. However, there are exceptions, which include critical infrastructure workforce, religious services, loval government operations, child-care services, youth camps, recreational sports programs, swimming pools, water parks, museums, libraries, and zoos.

The full order from Judge Cano can be found here:

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