Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will not require, but will encourage, the public to wear face coverings in its facilities and while attending its public meetings. After receiving input from the City Council at their March 15 meeting, the city finalized its operational procedures in regard to Governor Greg Abbott’s removal of the statewide mask mandate and expanding business capacities to 100%.
These city’s operational procedures will include:
- City employees will continue to be required to wear face coverings and use the personal protection equipment provided by the city.
- The public attending City Council meetings, board meetings and other public meetings will have the option of wearing a face covering, but the city will continue to implement social distancing measures with limited seating.
- The public entering city facilities will be encouraged to wear a face covering.
- There will not be occupancy limits at the city’s recreation centers, libraries or the Mesquite Arts Center.
- Special events scheduled through May will remain in their current planned formats, unless they can be modified for a safe in-person gathering.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “The safety of our employees and the customers we serve will remain our number one priority. We will ask the public to consider taking precautions out of respect for everyone’s health to create an environment that makes our services, public meetings, amenities and special events inclusive for everyone. Our focus will continue to be on providing quality customer service.”