Your rights as a free citizen continue to fade.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is copying Dallas County & instituting a mask requirement in all public places.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Wednesday will order residents to cover their faces in public, county officials with knowledge of the plan said, the latest effort by local government to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The new rules, which will require residents 10 and older to cover the nose and mouth when outside the home, will take effect Monday and last 30 days, three county officials said. Acceptable garments include a homemade mask, scarf, bandanna or handkerchief. Medical masks or N-95 respirators are not recommended as they are most needed by first responders and health workers.
Hidalgo is expected to announce the face mask rule at a 3 p.m. news conference.