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Bexar County requires face masks in businesses

Cases still on the rise
Bexar County Businesses required to implement face-mask policy
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Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 7:15 AM CDT
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San Antonio, Tex. (KGNS) - A new executive order will require people in San Antonio to wear face masks in public.

Under the order, all commercial entities who provide a direct good or service to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy.

Including making all employees and customers wear a mask when social distancing isn't possible.

Businesses have five days from Wednesday to make these changes and could face a fine of up to one thousand dollars for failing to comply.

This comes just days after San Antonio reported a record-high in coronavirus cases. Officials say its positivity rate had more than doubled.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that other local governments can require stores and businesses to require masks as Bexar County has done.

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