Hill County Board of Health votes for local mask order
Last updated 2/20/2021 at 9:22pm
The Hill County Board of Health voted 3-1 to implement a countywide mask order at a special meeting Wednesday after a long and occasionally heated discussion.
The order requires universal mask wearing except for children under the age of 5 - though 3- and 4-year-olds are still encouraged to wear masks - and other specific exemptions.
The order will remain in effect for 90 days, or until the county sees a per-capita spread of COVID-19 of 10 per 100,000 people or lower for two consecutive weeks, after which the board will review all other factors and determine whether the order is still n...