San Patricio County face mask order goes into effect Wednesday

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 22:30:05-04

Because of the climbing number of COVID-19 cases, San Patricio county, like other nearby counties, has issued a face mask order.

Beginning July 1, anyone ages 10 and older must wear a face covering in any public area.

Businesses must also develop and implement a health and safety policy that will require employees and customers to wear masks when they're unable to social distance.

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on July 31.

Those who violate the order could face a fine of up to $1,000.