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Governor orders Texans to wear face coverings

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By Nixie Sanderson

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order today requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. The order goes into effect at 12:01 p.m. July 3. 

As of Monday morning, both Dallam and Hartley County had more than 20 active cases of COVID-19. However, Dallam County Judge Wes Ritchey said that should Dallam County have fewer than 20 cases in the future, the county will apply for an exemption to the face covering order.

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