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Harris County Business Health and Safety Policy Order (Face Coverings Requirement)

On Friday, June 19th, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed an order requiring businesses to generate, post, and implement health and safety policies which include, at a minimum, a requirement that workers, customers or visitors wear face coverings. Businesses and residents should expect this order to be continuously renewed so long as the pandemic continues.

The order directs all commercial entities providing goods or services to require that all employees or visitors to a business premise wear face coverings in areas that involve any proximity to co-workers or the public. Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief. Commercial entities must post the health and safety policy in a conspicuous location sufficient to provide notice to employees and visitors of all health and safety requirements.

To support the development of health and safety policies, Harris County is making available a sample health and safety policy (see below) and additional guidelines for businesses. Businesses that fail to develop, post, and implement a Health and Safety Policy are subject to a $1,000 for each violation.

A copy of the order may be found here.

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Download the policy sign here



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Descargue el informe de la política aquí



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FAQ

FAQs for Construction Industry

Click here for reopening guidance for construction industry workforce.

Haga clic aquí para obtener orientación sobre la reapertura de la fuerza laboral de la industria de la construcción.

FAQs for Retail Industry

Click here for reopening guidance for retail industry workforce.

Haga clic aquí para obtener orientación de reapertura para la fuerza laboral de la industria minorista.

Reporting Violations of State/County Orders

Reporting Violations of State/County Orders

To report violations of State and County COVID-19 orders, click here or call 832-839-6941.

County Order Banning Outdoor Gatherings

County Order Banning Outdoor Gatherings

Outdoor gatherings estimated to be in excess of 10 people in Harris County are prohibited. To read the full order click here.

Price Gouging

Price Gouging

Charging an exorbitant price for fuel, food, medicine, or another necessity during the Corona Virus emergency is price gouging and unlawful. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has the authority to file civil actions to stop these kinds of activities. If you feel that you are being unfairly charged for necessary goods or services such as medicine, fuel, food, or, lodging, raise the issue of price gouging with the provider. Speak to them respectfully but be frank. If you are unable to resolve the matter, please contact the office of the Harris County Attorney at [email protected].

For additional information, please visit https://www.harriscountycao.org/coronavirus-consumer-complaints.

Joint Public Health Order on Schools

Joint Public Health Order on Schools

Joint Control Order of the Local Health Authorities for Harris County and the City of Houston Regarding Public and Non-Religious Private schools. Read more.

Extension of Mask Order Policy

Extension of Mask Order Policy

Extension of the amended mask safety policy order of County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Read more.

Temporarily Controlling the Occupancy of a Premises

Temporarily Controlling the Occupancy of a Premises

Order temporarily controlling the occupancy of a premises. Read more.

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