MARLIN, TX — The City of Marlin has issued an order requiring face coverings in businesses and public places in response to COVID-19.
The order became effective 12:01 AM on June 25.
Commercial entities in the City of Marlin providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy. That policy 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.
Each business entity must create and post a Health and Safety Policy by 12:01 A.M. on July 1, 2020. Failure to do so may result in a fine not to exceed $1,000.
The order states everyone 10-years-old and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to maintain six feet of social distance.
No civil or criminal penalty will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering.
Face coverings do not need to be worn in the following circumstances:
- When exercising outside or engaging in physical activity outside
- Alone in a separate single space, whether indoors or outdoors
- In the presence of other members of one's residence
- When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk
- When doing so poses a security or safety risk, such as impairing the ability to drive
- While in a building or participating in an activity that requires security surveillance, screening, or identification, for example, banks
- When consuming food or drink.
Individuals who are experiencing homelessness are exempt from this order but are encouraged to social distance.
Read the full order below: