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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Childress County residents are no longer required to wear face masks while in public because of COVID-19.
“At this time, Childress County has a mask mandate exemption in place with the state,” Childress County Judge Jay Mayden said. This exemption started on Monday, Sept 28.
However, if a business requires customers to wear a mask while inside, Mayden said people must do so. They can ask people to leave or refuse service if people do not comply with their request.
The Childress Independent School District will continue to require the wearing of masks at all of their campuses, Mayden explained.
“CISD also asks that fans observe the mask mandate while at extracurricular activities, such as sporting events and other school functions,” Mayden said. “As always, we ask that you practice social distancing.”
On July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Childress County was one of the few exceptions.
But that exemption of wearing face masks in Childress County was lifted at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22. Until Monday, Sept 28, all residents were required to wear face masks.