Judge Wolff

While individuals in San Antonio aren’t mandated to wear masks, Bexar County Judge Wolff has managed to pass an order that requires businesses to enforce mask usage. Initially, there was a grace period for businesses to begin implementation; however, Judge Wolff says the grace period is coming to an end.

“They had a week to do it,” said Wolff. “They blamed it on their corporate offices. So if you’re a business out there, we’ve been very good about going out and talking to you, but fines will start if you insist on not following this.”

Businesses not found in compliance could face fines up to $1,000.

Judge Wolff said there have been over 700 checks for compliance thus far, and most are following the mandate. However, he noted that some were slow to respond.

Bexar County is running a program offering up to 100 free masks for small businesses to help them stay in compliance.

Lynn Miller