These are the Houston area cities, counties with or without mask orders

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HOUSTON – As COVID-19 cases surge to new levels in the Greater Houston area and across Texas, many local officials are enacting mask orders to slow the spread of the virus while others are leaving the decision up to businesses and customers to police themselves.

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Here is a quick breakdown of which counties with and without mask orders:

Counties, cities with a mask order

  • City of Galveston
  • City of La Marque
  • City of Pearland
  • City of Sugar Land
  • Chambers County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Harris County
  • Missouri City

Counties without a mask order

  • Galveston County
  • Montgomery County
  • Brazoria County
  • Liberty County
  • Austin County

Here is what each mask order requires in each county: