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Waco H-E-B locations to follow City's order by requiring customers wear face masks

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Posted at 10:40 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 23:45:56-04

WACO, TX — Waco H-E-B locations will follow the City of Waco's face mask order and require customers to wear a facial covering or mask.

Mayor Kyle Deaver issued a proclamation Friday night mandating the use of face masks in businesses and public spaces.

In a statement, H-E-B said it will follow all local ordinances. The company already requires partners and vendors in customer facing and close contact positions to wear a mask or facial covering.

“With the approval of Governor Abbott, many local governments in Texas have issued ordinances that require businesses to adopt Health and Safety plans that require customers to wear masks. H-E-B will follow all local ordinances. H-E-B requires the use of masks or facial coverings by all our Partners and vendors in customer facing and close contact positions. H-E-B requests customers wear masks in all stores. In cities and counties with local Health and Safety Plan ordinances, mask use by customers is required.

The CDC, State of Texas, and local health officials strongly recommend the use of masks or facial coverings in all public spaces as a proven way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic and as Texans Helping Texans, we wear masks to keep each other and our families safe. Social distancing, wearing masks, proper hand washing, and sanitization are all things we do to help keep Texans healthy. #SlowTheSpread”

The City of Waco mask mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 20. Businesses have until 12:01 a.m. on June 24 to develop and implement a health and safety plan, which must require, at minimum, that every employee or visitor to the commercial entity's business premises or other facilities wear a face covering when in an undivided room or area. Failure to do so may result in a fine not to exceed $1,000.