SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) – If you’re over the age of 10 and are in a public space within Bexar County, you are now required to wear a face mask.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and County Judge Nelson Wolff announced an addendum to their emergency orders Thursday, announcing the new rule.
The rule, effective April 20, says the mask must cover your nose and mouth when it’s difficult to practice social distancing in a public place. Coverings may be masks, scarfs, bandannas or a handkerchief.
Employers will be required to provide face coverings for employees within three days. Although you are now required to wear a mask in public, officials say it’s recommended you not wear a N-95 mask, as they are needed for health care providers and first responders.