Guadalupe County Issues Mask Advisory for Anyone 10 or Older
Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher issued a mask advisory today for anyone 10 years or older, but added it is a secondary strategy not meant to replace social distancing, frequent handwashing and self-isolation when sick.
He also urged county residents to conduct essential county business online, by phone, via regular email or using alternative means to avoid visiting any county facilities.
Guadalupe County encompasses part of New Braunfels, which has a mask order in place.
Kutscher suggested that all businesses proiding goods or services directly to the public should develop and implement a health-and-safety policy.
The advisory created some confusion with residents, who confused it with an “order” like the one issued by Gov. Greg Abbott closing bars and tubing outfitters.
Clarifying its position on Facebook, Guadalupe County Texas Emergency Management and Fire Marshal said there is no “effective date” included with the advisory and that it highly recommends and encourages the public to wear masks “but stops short of saying ‘shall’ which would make it a requirement.”