Mayor declares public health emergency in city
KEMP–Kemp City Mayor Laura Peace declared a local state of disaster due to public health emergency for the city of Kemp requiring masks June 25.
The mandatory mask order went into effect Friday, June 26 at 12:01 a.m. All people 10 years of age or older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to maintain the recommended six feet of social distancing from other people or when working in areas where social distancing is not possible.
Face covering include masks, scarves, bandanas or handkerchiefs. The CDC recommends face covering for all people two years of age or older.
The instances where face covering don’t have to be worn are when exercising outside, driving alone or with passengers who live in the same household, when doing so poses a great mental or physical health, safety or security risk, pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment, while in a building that requires security surveillance or screening (i.e.: banks) or when consuming food or drink.
Any business that is impacted by this supplemental declaration is strongly encouraged to post a copy of this declaration onsite or provide copies to any member of the public asking for one.
According to the declaration, consistent with Executive Order GA-26 issued by Governor Greg Abbott, as may be amended, no civil or criminal penalty will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering. Except as otherwise provided in this Supplemental Declaration, a violation of this Supplemental Declaration may be punishable through criminal or civil enforcement. A violation of this Supplemental Declaration is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.