Pearland mayor issues order requiring face coverings in businesses

Mayor Tom Reid issues an order requiring masks in businesses. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mayor Tom Reid issues an order requiring masks in businesses. (Courtesy Pexels)

Mayor Tom Reid issues an order requiring masks in businesses. (Courtesy Pexels)

Pearland Mayor Tom Reid signed an order requiring people to wear masks inside businesses, the city announced in a June 25 press release.

The order, which mimics the orders in Harris and Fort Bend counties, goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. June 28 until 11:59 p.m. July 12, unless extended.


The order requires that all employees and customers over the age of 10 wear a face covering inside a place of business. Face coverings can include professional or homemade masks as well as scarves, bandanas and handkerchiefs, according to the release.

“I myself am following these guidelines because I care about this great community,” Reid said in a letter to the city. “I want to do everything in my personal power to protect it for future generations."

The business must post the policy in an obvious location, according to the release. Any business that fails to post or follow this order could be fined up to $1,000 per violation, according to the release.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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