By Ian Pribanic
Tarrant County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Aug. 25 to extend the county’s disaster declaration and face mask mandate related to the COVID-19 pandemic until Nov. 30.
The county has seen a 10% decrease in hospitalizations related to COVID-19 since July, according to Vinny Taneja, director of Tarrant County Public Health. The downward trend indicates that the face mask mandate is working, Taneja said.
“We want people wearing masks,” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said. “This is an inconvenience that can help us get past this.”
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