City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Austin, Texas – Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29, which states that local law enforcement agencies and other local officials, as appropriate, can and should enforce the wearing of face coverings in public. Local leaders are heeding the Governor’s orders and plan to implement enforcement across the county.
“This new local order -- takes full advantage of new tools in the Governor’s latest orders – making masks mandatory and enforceable while also prohibiting groups over ten,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “It is now on each of us to do our part – for our communities and for our loved ones – especially this holiday weekend.”
For more information and updates, visit AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.