HOUSTON - Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford issued a local order on Friday requiring face coverings to be worn in all local businesses and workplaces.
The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. June 28, requires all employees and patrons to wear a face covering.
“The rising number of cases in the region is alarming and we need to do everything possible to curb this virus from spreading,” said Ford in a release. “We continue to have the highest number of cases in Fort Bend County, so let’s come together as a community and do our part by wearing masks, washing hands and socially distancing ourselves, to ensure that Missouri City does not turn into a severe COVID-19 hot spot.”
Any business who do not follow the order could face a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation.