AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- The City of Austin is now requiring businesses to require their customers to wear a face covering.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler signed a supplemental order Wednesday evening, which goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. The order calls on "all commercial entities" that provide goods or services directly to the public to develop and implement a health and safety policy or plan related to COVID-19. That policy or plan must be in place on or before next Tuesday, June 23.
Adler's supplemental order will continue through August 15, when the city's revised "Stay Home, Save Lives" orders issued earlier this week also expire.
The move comes after Bexar County enacted a similar order Wednesday morning, requiring businesses to enact a health and safety plan by Monday that must include the requirement for customers and employees to wear a face covering.
While individuals cannot face a civil or criminal penalty under the state's orders, Bexar County's order will impose a $1,000 fine on businesses that fail to comply.