Governor’s Executive Order No. GA-29 – Effective July 3, 2020

Mayoral and County Judge’s Order of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency Effective July 3, 2020
Governor’s Executive Order No. GA-29

Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, whenever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this face-covering requirement does not apply to the following:

  1. Any person younger than 10 years of age;
  2. Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering; Must have doctor’s note/excuse.
  3. Any person while the person is consuming food or beverages;
  4. Any person while the person is (a) exercising outdoors or engaging in physical activity outdoors, and (b) maintaining a safe distance from other people not in the same household;
  5. Any person while the person is driving alone or with passengers who are part of the same household as the driver;
  6. Any person obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face covering for security surveillance, screening, or a need for specific access to the face, such as while visiting a bank or while obtaining a personal care service involving the face, but only to the extent necessary for the temporary removal;
  7. Any person while the person is in a swimming pool, lake, or similar body of water;
  8. Any person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering an election, but wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged;
  9. Any person who is actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship, but wearing a face covering is strongly encouraged;
  10. Any person while the person is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience; or

A violator of this face covering requirement placed by the Governor of Texas, shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each subsequent violation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 per violation.

In addition, proclamation amending Governor’s Executive Order GA-28,

All outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people is prohibited within the City of Eagle Pass, Maverick County

Except as provided in this executive order or in in the minimum standard health protocols recommended by DSHS, found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronaviruspeople shall not be in groups larger than 10 and shall maintain six feet of social distancing from those not in their group;

Exceptions to this order is as follows:

  • All essencial critical infrastructure as described in DSHS CISA.
  • Religious services, including those conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship;
  • Local government operations, including county and municipal governmental operations relating to licensing (including marriage licenses), permitting, recordation, and document-filing services, as determined by the local government;
  • Child-care services;
  • Youth camps, including but not limited to those defined as such under Chapter 141 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and including all summer camps and other daytime and overnight camps for youths; and
  • Recreational sports programs for youths and adults

In the City of Eagle Pass, Maverick County the following regulations apply;

  1. Gatherings and group activities are prohibited within all City and County owned parks. Except for the use of physical exercise i.e. … running, jogging, walking and bike riding.
  2. Skate parks are limited to 4 person at any given time.
  3. Golf course participants is limited to 4 persons per group.

Failure to comply with any executive order issued during the COVID-19 disaster is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $1000 and may be subject to regulatory enforcement.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at (830) 421-5122.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a Maverick County Commissioners’ Court Emergency Meeting was held in which the Ninth Declaration of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency was announced. The new Declaration of Disaster updates measures and actions of previous Declarations.

Please click here to read the full Declaration of Disaster.

We thank you for your support.

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