MASK UP SEGUIN
A spike in coronavirus cases in Seguin and Guadalupe County has pushed the number of COVID-19 cases to more than 700 (including positive, probable and pending cases). Public health officials are warning about a substantial viral spread over the next few weeks.
It’s time for everyone to Mask Up Seguin! to protect those we love and care about, and even for those we don’t know. Wearing a mask makes you a hero. You’re helping prevent the spread of this virus for your family, friends, loved ones, co-workers and neighbors.
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Studies and evidence on infection control report that these droplets usually travel around 6 feet (about two arms’ lengths).
Wear your mask/face covering correctly:
- Wash your hands before putting on a face covering.
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
- Make sure you can breathe easily.
How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings
Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings
Making Cloth Face Coverings
Washing Cloth Face Coverings
Mask Up Seguin FAQs
In addition to wearing a face covering, follow these general recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms, call your doctor and ask for a COVID-19 test.
- Stay away from groups or large gatherings of people.
- Wash your hands frequently and sanitize often.
- Clean and sanitize highly touched surfaces in your home – it helps reduce the spread of the virus.
- Work from home whenever possible.
- Wear a mask. (We can't stress this enough!)
Governor Issues Order Madating Face Coverings Statewide
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 throughout Texas, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Thursday, July 2 making face coverings mandatory in Texas counties with 20 or more positive cases of COVID-19. View the Executive Order.
Mayor Don Keil signed declaration on Friday, June 26 requiring citizens to wear masks/face coverings in public and when going into Seguin's businesses. Businesses who fail to comply with the madatory mask order will be subject to a $1,000 fine. Need mandatory mask signage for your business? Download and print signage in English and Spanish.
Read the declaration here and watch video message below:
Mask Advisory in Effect in Guadalupe County
Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher signed a Mask Advisory on Friday, June 26, 2020 urging businesses to mandate face masks and citizens to wear masks while in public. Read the advisory here.