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Leon County no longer exempt from Gov. Abbott’s face-covering requirement

Counties with fewer than 21 cases can ask the state for an exemption. Leon County has 34 active cases.
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Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 3:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 5:29 PM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (KBTX) - Leon County is no longer exempt from Gov. Abbott’s face-covering requirement. A public safety alert was sent out to residents Monday, stating that there are 34 active cases and “all citizens of Leon County [must] wear a face covering”.

Madison County is currently still exempt from the face covering order.

Counties with fewer than 21 cases are allowed to submit an exemption to opt-out from the order.

You can find a full list of exempted counties here.

As of Monday, July 6, Madison County has 18 active cases.

The only other county in the KBTX viewing area with fewer than 21 cases is Austin County but it is NOT exempt at this time. All other counties in the Brazos Valley have 21 or more.

Read Governor Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings statewide.

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