Texas county penalizing residents with $1,000 fine if caught without face mask

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Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra issued an order on Tuesday that will penalize any resident if they are caught without something covering their face while in a public building.

According to the order, all persons over the age of 5 are required to wear some form of covering over their nose and mouth at all times when entering a building such as a grocery store, pharmacy or convenience store. A person can be fined up to $1,000.

Judge Guerra added to the order that no more than two adults per vehicle will be allowed in the county. A fine up to $1,000 will also be issued if violated.



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