The City of El Paso is now requiring people to wear face masks in public places. Yesterday, the County and City of El Paso issued amendments to the emergency order currently in effect. One of the directives was the requirement of a face mask or face covering while in public.

The Mayor of El Paso Dee Margo announced in the press conference that the coverings do not need to be medical grade face coverings. People can use cloth masks, handkerchiefs, bandannas, t-shirts, or other protective shields to cover the mouth and nose. People who have trouble breathing, incapacitated, are exercising outdoors, or not within 6 feet of someone not from their household are not required, according to KFOX News.

Also included in the new amendments, city parks and trails are reopened but no gatherings or use of the playground equipment is allowed. Franklin Mountain State Park will continue being closed. People who travel to El Paso from 100 miles away or more are no longer required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Retail-to-go also begins in Texas and the City of El Paso today.

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