Starting Saturday, people in Dallas County will be required to wear a cloth covering over their mouth and nose or risk facing a steep fine, this according to county officials who confirmed another 80 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with the deaths of seven more seniors, including three residents of long-term care facilities.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that people visiting essential businesses, working in essential businesses or those riding public transportation will be required to have a piece of cloth covering their mouth and nose.
“We must limit all unnecessary trips. Each trip carries some risk to you,your family and the public at large. To better protect you and our front line heroes, we are requiring all visitors to essential businesses, essential business employees and riders of public transportation to wear a cloth covering starting Saturday,” Jenkins said in a prepared statement. “There are a lot more cars on the roads this week. That’s a concern. If a few of us slack off on making good personal responsibility decisions we not only put public health at risk but are prolonging this for ourselves and everyone.”