Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley on Tuesday extended the county’s mask mandate until at least Nov. 30.
County commissioners also voted unanimously to extend the COVID-19-related declaration of disaster until Nov. 30, which allows the mask order to be in place.
The order reinforces Gov. Greg Abbott’s July 2 order, which requires people in counties with 20 or more confirmed COVID-19 cases to wear a face mask in buildings and businesses open to the public and outdoors where maintaining six feet of distance from another person isn’t feasible.
Tarrant County has reported 39,920 COVID-19 cases, including 515 deaths.