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Ask 2: Am I required to wear a mask while riding my motorcycle in Harris County?

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HOUSTONAt KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.

The question: Am I required to wear a mask while riding my motorcycle in Harris County?

The answer: No.

Last Tuesday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo amended her original order which mandated anyone 10 years or older to wear a face covering at all times when in public — with a few exemptions — after her order was superseded by the one issued by Gov. Gregg Abbott.

In the previous order, people who were driving alone were exempt from wearing masks.

The new order now encourages the use of masks, bandanas, handkerchiefs or any other form of cloth that covers the mouth and nose when in public places and no longer carries the $1,000 penalty.

However, Hidalgo says face coverings are only one form of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and are not a substitute for social distancing and hand washing.

The amended face covering order will continue through 11:59 p.m. May 26.

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