Cuero City Council mandates face coverings for all businesses to stop the spread of COVID-19

Starting July 3rd at 6 a.m.

CUERO, Texas– During an emergency meeting, Cuero City Council members approved mandatory face coverings for commercial businesses. City leaders are responding to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases. There are 37 active cases in Cuero according to the latest case numbers report from the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management.

“The Council unanimously voted to approve going to a face covering not just a face mask but a face-covering ordinance that will go into effect tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.,” said Raymie Zella Cuero City Manager.

Cuero City Manager, Remy Zella, says starting July 3rd at 6 a.m. residents will have to wear facial coverings at all commercial businesses, public buildings, and in some areas of golf courses in Cuero.

“We just want to slow the spread of the COVID and make sure our citizens feel safe. We’ve had a lot of concerns with our citizens going into the H-E-B’s, Walmarts and shopping and seeing so many people without face masks on,” said Zella.

Zella says they were hoping the community would be responsible and wear facial coverings on their own, but the city decided to implement a mandatory order.

“There is no penalty to the person, that’s where the governor has said, we can’t do anything to a person who refuses it. You know this ordinance is for the business to enforce it themselves,” said Zella.

Businesses can be fined up to $1000 if they don’t require facial coverings for the public and their employees.