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Dallas County issues mask mandate, defying Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order

  • by Jialiang Li

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. 

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