Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court on Monday unanimously passed an order requiring that all commercial business entities must develop a health and safety policy that requires use of facemasks.

Coronavirus cases are escalating across North Texas. The latest numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services show Kaufman County with 518 total cases, with 213 active. Active cases stood at 116 on June 25.

Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday and continuing until modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Commissioners Court of Kaufman County, all commercial business and entities open to the general public in Kaufman County providing goods or services directly to the general public must develop a health and safety policy, according to the order.

The Health and Safety Policy must require at a minimum that all employees and visitors (10 years of age or older) at a business premises or other facilities wear face coverings in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the general public where six feet of separation is not feasible.

Additionally, an order was passed requiring all county employees and visitors to Kaufman County buildings to wear a face covering unless six-foot social distancing can be assured. The full orders will be posted the County’s website.

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