On June 19, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a supplemental order effective June 24 requiring commercial businesses that provide goods and services to the public to adopt a policy requiring its employees and visitors to wear face coverings where it is difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The order requires businesses to implement the face mask rule for visitors and employees to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Dallas County. Unless extended, modified or terminated by Judge Jenkins, the order will continue through Aug. 4.
The order recommends individuals 10 years and older to wear a face covering in a public space where social distancing is difficult. Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas or a handkerchief. Individuals who do not wear a face covering are not subject to a civil or criminal penalty.
Face coverings do not need to be worn when: