Reeves County issues disaster declaration requiring businesses to mandate face coverings

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REEVES COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – As Coronavirus cases continue to spike in the Permian Basin, Reeves County is attempting to take preventative measures.

The County approved a mandate Friday that would require businesses to mandate face coverings.

County officials wrote in the disaster declaration that there are currently 75 active cases in the county, representing a more than 300 percent increase in cases over the past two months.

“Emergency measures are therefore necessary to protect the health and welfare of Reeves County residents and visitors from the spread of COVID-19, especially for the elderly and compromised individuals who are at highest risk,” the declaration reads.

The declaration will begin on Nov. 4 and continue through Nov. 30.

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