Travis County judge extends mask order through mid-December

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TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — On Friday, a Travis County judge extended the order requiring residents to wear masks in public through mid December.

The order, signed by Judge Sam Biscoe, will be effective 12 a.m. on Sunday and last through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15.

The order covers the following measures:

  • Extends the local disaster declaration and public health emergency for the county
  • Prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people
  • Continues the requirement for people in Travis County to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth when inside a commercial space or building open to the public

The mask order is also effective in outdoor spaces where it is not possible to maintain six feet of social distancing.

You can read the full order below.

The original mask order was issued by Biscoe June 18. That order was set to expire 11:59 p.m. Aug. 15, which is Saturday.

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