The City of Boerne, along with Kendall County, have updated the local emergency health declaration. Boerne Mayor Tim Handren and Kendall County Judge Darrel Lux have signed an addendum that would require certain major retailers in the area to require face coverings in areas where social distancing can’t be maintained.

“We are neighbors to the seventh-largest city in the country, and our hearts go out to San Antonians impacted by the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases there,” Handren said in a statement. “We have seen the data that shows the spread, heard from the local doctors on the Medical Advisory Board and many in our community about the simple steps we can take to keep our neighbors safe.”

The mandate affects the following Boerne retailers:

  • H-E-B (which recently stated it would be requiring masks)
  • Walmart
  • Home Depot

It also affects Love’s Travel Stop located in Comfort, TX. The order goes into affect on July 3rd. Both the mayor and the judge are also encouraging other local businesses to make similar policies.

This announcement follow the closing of Boerne Lake for 4th of July weekend.