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Petitioners Want Kendall County To Drop Face Covering Requirement

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A petition circulating online seeks to have Kendall County's face covering requirement lifted.

The "Unmask Kendall County" movement has called on County Judge Darrel Lux to file for an exemption from the face requirement because, petitioners argued, there are less than 20 active COVID-19 cases.

"Just because you may qualify [for an exemption], it doesn't mean that's the direction you are going to go or you should go," Lux explained to the Boerne Star earlier this week.

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed 13 active cases in Kendall County.

Overall, it has reported at least 205 cases in Kendall so far. There have been more than 668,000 cases statewide.

The petition's organizer, Lisa Langford, cited concerns over the "physical and psychological effects on children wearing masks at school all day." She said face coverings should be optional and not a mandate.

The petition has a goal of 1,000 signatures. As of Wednesday morning, 953 people had signed it.

Lauren Terrazas can be reached at Lauren@tpr.org and on Twitter at @terrazas_lauren.

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