City of Socorro in El Paso County Makes Face Coverings Mandatory
From now until further notice, anyone who lives, works or travels through Socorro is expected to mask up. In an effort to further stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the city updated its Executive Order making face covering when out in public a requirement.
The mandate applies to employees of essential businesses in the City of Socorro or anyone patronizing an essential business in Socorro. People using public transportation, taxis, or ride shares, and anyone in a public place in Socorro where it is difficult to keep six feet away from others is also required to cover up.
Socorro is the second community within El Paso County to require the wearing of face coverings when out in public. Fort Bliss made it a requirement last week.
As first reported by 93.1 KISS-FM, El Paso city and county officials have discussed amending the current order to require essential business employees wear face covering when performing job duties in the presence of others, but as of this writing it has only been considered not mandated.