Today saw the issuance of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29 requiring face coverings in certain counties including Frio, a proclamation granting more authority to mayors and county judges, a 72 hour health advisory from Judge Luna, and a guideline summary from Judge Luna.
Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29 requires “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,” which includes Frio County. Exceptions to the requirement are available on Frio County Attorney Joseph Sindon’s Facebook page. The order goes into effect on Friday July 3, 2020 at 12:01 pm.
Governor Abbott’s Proclamation amending Executive Order GA-28 gives “mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.”
Governor Abbott Press Release for Executive Order and Proclamation. Message from Governor Abbott:
Frio County Judge Arnulfo C. Luna issued the following 72-hour health advisory heading into the 4th of July holiday weekend. The advisory takes effect at 12:00am midnight July 3rd and will expire 12:00am midnight July 6th.
Judge Luna also released the following guidelines earlier in the day before the Governor’s new Executive Order and Proclamation. Many of the guidelines still apply, but an update may be released soon.