Effective July 3, 2020
Every person in Texas must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth inside a commercial entity or building or space that is open to the public or when in an outdoor public space when it is not feasible to maintain six feet of physical distancing from any person not in the same household.
Exceptions include a person:
1. Under 10 years;
2. Prevented from wearing because of a medical condition or disability;
3. Consuming food or drink or seated at a restaurant to eat or drink;
4. Exercising outdoors or engaging in physical activity and maintaining safe distancing from others not in the same household;
5. Driving alone or with passengers of the same household;
6. Obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face covering for security surveillance, screening, or access;
8. Voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering an election;
9. Providing or obtaining access to religious worship;
10. Giving a speech for a broadcast or audience;
11. Meeting a county’s criteria regarding minimal cases of COVID-19 and whose county judge opted-out of the face-covering requirement with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).
FINE: Verbal or written warning for a first-time violator; second violation and each subsequent violation punishable by a fine up to $250.
Local law enforcement and other local officials can enforce this executive order.
Confinement in jail is prohibited.
Effective July 3, 2020
For any outdoor gathering in excess of 10 people, the gathering is prohibited unlessthe mayor of the city or the local county judge approves of the gathering and the approval is not inconsistent with this Order. People shall maintain six feet of social distancing from those not in their group.
Exceptions—no occupancy limit for:
1. Services listed by U.S. Department of Homeland’s CISA in its Guidance, Version 3.1 or any subsequent version;
2. Religious services;
3. Local government operations;
4. Child-care services;
5. Youth camps;
6. Recreational sports programs for youths and adults.
The following shall operate at no more than 50% of the normal operating limits: professional, collegiate, or similar sporting events; swimming pools; water parks; museums and libraries; zoos, aquariums, natural caverns and similar facilities; rodeos and equestrian events; and amusement parks.