Floyd County residents no longer required to wear face masks

By Barbara Anderson/The Hesperian-Beacon—

FLOYDADA – Floyd County residents are no longer required to wear face masks while in public because of COVID-19.

“At this time, Floyd County has a mask mandate exemption in place with the state,” Floyd County Judge Marty Lucke said. “I filed for the Attestation from DSHS because of the low case count and received approval on Friday, Sept. 25.

“However, if a business requires customers to wear a mask while inside, people must do so,” Lucke said. “They can ask people to leave or refuse service if people do not comply with their request.”

The Floydada CISD and Lockney ISD will continue to require the wearing of masks at all of the campuses.

Large gatherings are still regulated so both FCISD and LISD will require fans observe the mask mandate while at extracurricular activities, such as sporting events and other school functions along with social distancing.

On July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order requiring 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.

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