Cameron County mandate takes effect Monday

Local News
February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Harlingen (Texas)–Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino announced at a press conference last week that the county will be making mandatory the use of face coverings starting Monday.

According to Judge Trevino, facial coverings items can be bandanas , sewn or cloth face coverings, handkerchiefs, or a piece of clothing.

The mandate also includes social distancing of six feet apart. All travel deemed essential shall be limited to no more than two people per vehicle. If possible, limit travel to only one person in a vehicle. If more than one person is in a vehicle, facemasks are required for all occupants.

No children under 14 may accompany parents or guardians for routine grocery, supplies or gasoline replenishing trips. Situations may vary when it comes to a parent or guarding being a single parent.

Violations of the order could result in arrest and a fine up to $1,000.

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