City of Cuero Issues Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings in City/Commercial Facilities

Ordinance 2020-11 takes effect on Fri, July 3rd, 2020, at 6:00 AM CDT and continues until repealed

On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, the Cuero City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance, Ordinance No. 2020-11, requiring “local commercial entities to develop a health and safety policy that includes a requirement that employees, customers, and visitors” wear face coverings over the nose and mouth, citing that the City Council’s action is “in the best interest of the City of Cuero and its citizens”. Additionally, the ordinance states that the City Council also concluded such facial coverings “should be worn by persons entering in or on City Facilities”.

The ordinance’s Health and Safety Policy requirement goes into effect on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 AM CDT. At that time, all commercial entities in the City of Cuero providing goods or services directly to the public are required to develop and implement a health and safety policy, which must require at minimum that all employees, customers, and visitors (10 years of age or older), to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities, wear face coverings (covering over the nose and mouth) “when in an area where six feet of separation is not feasible or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public”.

The ordinance also requires and describes a “hand sanitizing station” to be made available to employees and the public, and allows for additional, optional measures taken by commercial entities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 such as temperature checks and health screenings. And it requires the conspicuous public posting of the commercial entity’s Health and Safety Policy for employees, patrons, and visitors.

A copy of the City’s ordinance is available for viewing and download as a PDF below.

City of Cuero Ordinance No. 2020-11