HOUSTON - Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will extend an order that requires businesses to mandate that customers and employees wear a face covering or mask.
On Tuesday, Commissioners Court approved the extension of Harris County’s disaster declaration until August 26. According to Judge Hidalgo’s Office, she will extend the Business Health & Safety order until then, as well.
According to the order, businesses must require anyone over the age of 10 – employee or customer – to wear a mask or face covering, or ban them from entering.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo originally signed the order on June 19, and it took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 22.
Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief.
Businesses are required to display the policy to provide notice to employees and visitors.
Businesses that fail to develop, post, and implement the health and safety policy are subject to a $1,000 for each violation.