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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Childress County has more than 20 COVID-19 cases, so residents are required to wear face masks again while in public.
“Unfortunately, over the weekend Childress County exceeded the positive COVID-19 cases required to remain in the mask exemption, per Governor Abbott’s order,” Childress County Judge Jay Mayden said. “We were hoping the county could stay in the exemption, but once we go over that limit the exemption goes away.”
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 until Wednesday, July 22.
The exemption started again on Monday, Sept 28 and ran until Monday, Oct. 12 when Mayden said there were 21 COVID-19 cases in Childress County.
“As always, our prayers go to those affected by this pandemic,” Mayden said. “We appreciate the citizens of our community for following a rule with little complaints and making a difficult situation easier.”