Dallas County issues mask mandate, defying Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an emergency order that requires residents to wear a mask in certain public, indoor spaces.
Masks will be mandatory in all child care facilities, PreK-12 schools, business and Dallas County facilities. These places must also develop a health and safety policy.
The order takes effect Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Any business that doesn’t put a health and safety policy in place within three calendar days may result in a fine up to $1,000 for each violation.