AUSTIN (KXAN) — Beginning June 17 with Bexar County, several of the most populous counties in Texas have issued orders mandating businesses to require customers and employees to wear face masks when they visit.

As of June 30, 14 counties and 24 cities in Texas have issued some semblance of a mask/face covering requirement. See a city or county that we’re missing? Let us know at KXAN ReportIt.

Counties with mandatory mask orders:

Cities with mandatory mask orders


According to the Texas Tribune, of the counties that currently have mandatory orders, Hays County’s order does not impose a fine on businesses who don’t follow the rules.

Counties with recommended mask guidelines:

  • Anderson
  • Angelina
  • Bowie
  • Brazos
  • Camp
  • Cass
  • Cherokee
  • Delta
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Gregg
  • Harrison
  • Henderson
  • Matagorda
  • Montgomery
  • Nacodoches
  • Panola
  • Polk
  • Rains
  • Red River
  • Rusk
  • San Antonio
  • Shelby
  • Smith
  • Titus
  • Throckmorton
  • Trinity
  • Walker

On Tuesday, June 16, mayors from some of Texas’ biggest cities sent Gov. Greg Abbott a letter asking for the authority to regulate the use of face coverings.

As of Tuesday, June 30, Texas’ total cases of COVID-19 is 159,986 with 2,437 deaths in Texas. The highest daily jump occurred on June 30, when 6,975 new cases were added to the state’s total.