Dallas County Commissioners voted Friday, June 19 to issue an order requiring Dallas County businesses that provide goods or services directly to the public to ensure all employees and customers over the age of 10 wear a mask or face covering. The new measure goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 19.
Although a strong recommendation until now per Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order, the new Dallas County order mandates face coverings with a potential penalty of $500 for businesses that fail to comply.
The order also states that all people 10 and older shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others. However, no civil or criminal penalty will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering, consistent with the governor’s order. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges face coverings for people over the age of two.
According to Dallas County’s order, face coverings do not need to be worn when exercising or engaging in physical activity outside, when driving alone or with passengers of the same household, while pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment, when consuming food or drink, while in a building or participating in an activity that requires security surveillance or screening, such as banks, or when doing so poses a greater mental or physical health risk. Social distancing and frequent hand-washing are still strongly advised.
To make a COVID-19 related complaint regarding a business in Carrollton, call 972-466-3060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
For more information and a number of resources available from Dallas County Health and Human Services, Denton County Public Health, Collin County Health Care Services, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the CDC, visit cityofcarrollton.com/coronavirus and follow the City’s social media channels for additional announcements. To confirm which County a person might reside in, click here for the City’s searchable, interactive map that includes county lines, as well as school districts within Carrollton’s city limits.
Source: City Of Carrollton