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San Patricio County face mask order goes into effect Wednesday

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 22:26:32-04

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, Texas — Because of the climbing number of COVID-19 cases, San Patricio county, like other nearby counties, has issued a face mask order.

Beginning next Wednesday, July 1, anyone above the age of 10 must wear a face covering in any public area.

Businesses must also develop and implement a health and safety policy that will require employees and customers to wear masks when they're unable to social distance.

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on July 31.

Those who violate the order could face a fine of up to $1,000.