Presidio County extends emergency declaration, implements mask policy

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PRESIDIO COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Presidio County has joined the growing list of communities in Texas that will extend its emergency declaration in regards to COVID-19 and implement a mask policy.

County Judge Cinderela Guevara initially declared the local state of disaster back on March 17.

The order looks very similar to the one passed in neighboring Brewster County and requires face coverings for those 10 years old and up in places where social distancing cannot take place.

Businesses will also have to implement a health and safety policy the ensures employees and patrons wear face coverings.

Additionally, the order from Judge Guevara prohibits outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more, with some exceptions.

Some of the exceptions include the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security, essential infrastructure workforce, religious services, local government operations, child-care services, youth camps, recreational sports programs, and more.

The full executive order can be found here:

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