As of Wednesday afternoon, Fayette County had 19 active and 35 probable COVID cases, among the highest levels we’ve had in weeks.
Fayette County, and most of the rest of the state of Texas, is still officially under the mask ordinance issued by Governor Greg Abbott back in July that requires “every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.”
A whole host of exemptions apply, however, including when eating, voting, going to church, if under 10 years old, etc.
Fayette County Judge Joe Weber has requested and been granted an exemption to lift the order (as have dozens of other counties in Texas). So Weber now has the authority to officially life the ban, but has not yet issued an order specifically lifting the mandate for our county.