At 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: Are restaurant employees in Harris County required to wear masks?
The answer: Restaurant employees are “rigorously encouraged” to wear face masks and gloves, according to Gov. Abbott’s Open Texas Checklist for restaurants.
Although not a mandate, some Houston-area restaurants are requiring employees to wear face coverings and gloves to curb the spread of COVID-19 to make customers feel safe when dining in.
However, for Harris County, restaurants choosing to open must follow the guidelines Abbott put in place, including the 25 percent occupancy requirement and providing single-use menus and condiments, the Texas Tribune reported.