A city order requiring patrons and employees to wear masks in most Galveston businesses was extended Thursday by a 5-2 vote of City Council and will remain in effect until Sept. 30, unless changed by a vote of the council.
As a reminder, the order requires businesses to establish a Health and Safety policy requiring employees and visitors to wear masks when they cannot appropriately social distance at a space of at least six feet separation. The masks must cover the nose and mouth. There are exceptions for eating and drinking, and other activities, which may be found at the link below.
We know we can’t stop every case of COVID-19, but we can all do our part to reduce the risk and protect the safety of employees, residents, and visitors of the island.
Remember to keep a mask on you and put it on before entering a business. Do not hassle business owners or their staff about wearing a mask -- this is for the safety of them and you.
More information here: galvestontx.gov/coronavirus