Dallas County and the city of San Antonio issued new cloth mask requirements Thursday.
Dallas County Judge Judge Clay Jenkins said in a news release that people going to essential businesses and using public transportation will have to wear face masks starting Saturday. The announcement came as the county marked its fiftieth death from the new coronavirus and surpassed the 2,000 mark of people infected.
In San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg updated the city’s stay-at-home order to resemble Austin’s mask policy. It states people over 10 years old or older must cover their nose and mouth with cloth when in public where it is difficult to stay at a six-foot distance from other people, like grocery stores. — Jolie McCullough