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Denton City Council Adopts Order Regarding Masks

Order Applies to City Facilities, Schools, and Certain Businesses; Takes Effect Aug. 13

DENTON, TX, Aug. 13, 2021 – On Thursday, Aug. 12, the Denton City Council adopted a Thirteenth Order of Council which requires all commercial entities providing goods and services directly to the public, child care centers, and Pre-K through 12 public schools to develop and implement a Health and Safety Policy. This policy must require universal indoor masking, but may also include the implementation of other mitigating measures recommended by the CDC to control and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Childcare Centers and Schools

All child care centers and Pre-K through 12 Public Schools operating in the City of Denton must develop and implement a Health and Safety Policy, as described above, for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, except for children under 2 years of age.

Commercial Entities

All commercial entities in the City of Denton providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy, as described above, for all employees and visitors. The Policy must be posted in a conspicuous location sufficient to provide notice to employees and visitors of all health and safety requirements. In accordance with the Order, required Health and Safety policies for commercial entities must be implemented by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

City of Denton Facilities

Masks will be required for employees, contractors and visitors when inside any building owned or operated by the City of Denton.

The Order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2021.

Requests for clarifications on the Order can be emailed to communications@cityofdenton.com.

A copy of the Order of Council is located here and will be available online at www.cityofdenton.com. Click here for a copy of the Ordinance. Visit www.cityofdenton.com/coronavirus for additional updates.

Media Contact: Ryan Adams, (940) 349-8565, Ryan.Adams@cityofdenton.com

Source: City of Denton

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