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Governor Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order For Face Masks And Social Gathers

DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday afternoon that requires all Texans wear a face beginning Friday, July 3rd at noon.

The order says everyone in Texas counties with more than 20 positive Covid-19 cases must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when in public places and outside.

The order states that after the first verbal or written warning for a first-time violator of this face covering requirement a person can face a fine up to $250. 

Each violation after that will see a fine up to $250 per violation.

The order also states that no gatherings of more than 10 people can be held unless the Mayor or County Judge approves.

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