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Face coverings required at all businesses to fight COVID-19

Posted June 25, 2020

Face coverings are now required in all Fort Worth businesses and at outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people. Mayor Betsy Price issued an executive order on Thursday that goes into effect at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.

Tarrant County issued a similar order on Thursday.

Businesses are required to adopt a Health and Safety Policy that requires employees and visitors to wear face coverings. Businesses that don’t comply could face a fine of up to $500. The mayor’s order allows “any peace officer” to enforce the rule.

The order does not include churches.

Besides wearing face coverings, residents are asked to maintain social distancing of at least six feet from others when they’re outside of their own homes. But those who have a “significant mental or physical health risk” to wearing a mask do not have to comply, according to the ordinance.

The City Council will conduct an emergency meeting at 9 a.m. Friday to vote on continuing the mayor’s order on face coverings.

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