On Aug. 4, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued supplemental orders effective 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4 regarding COVID-19 policies to continue concurrently with Governor Abbott’s Disaster Proclamation until it is rescinded, suspended or amended.
Read the full order.
Effective 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4, this supplemental order requires 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 continue the face mask rule for visitors and employees to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Dallas County. The order will continue concurrently with Governor Abbott’s Disaster Proclamation until it is rescinded, suspended or amended.
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: