El Paso County Judge: Masks Will Soon Be Required at All Businesses
City and County officials are considering amending the Local Emergency Directive pertaining to face coverings again.
This updated order would require businesses to make certain customers are wearing a face coverings while on premise, essentially making business owners the face mask police.
The current local order strongly suggests individuals wear one when out in public, but cannot require it of them.
That stems for Gov. Abbott's statewide order, which prohibits local governments from jailing, fining or forcing individuals to mask up. However, the governor confirmed in an interview with a Waco, Texas news station that local governments “can require stores and businesses to require people to wear face masks” or risk some sort of penalty.
In an interview with one of the local TV stations, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said if the local order is amended, businesses face a $1,000 fine if they are non-compliant. He added that he’s hoping the directive can be in place as soon as this weekend.
El Pasoans Model Their Face Masks
Some are functional…