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City of San Angelo restricts gatherings of more than 100 at outdoor and public events

An order issued Thursday morning restricts gatherings of more than 100 at any outdoor public event or any event with more than 100 at a City facility.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The City of San Angelo issued an order Thursday Prohibits any outdoor events (city or county, unless approved by the county judge) more than 100 people and any public event with more than 100 people in any City facility., effective immediately.

Additionally, the order requires masks to be worn in all auditoriums/theaters and performance halls by employees, volunteers and audience members, according to a press release from the COSA Public Information Office.

The City may cancel, limit capacity or issue other restrictions for events not taking place in City venues through the terms of the special event permits,the release said.

This order is in accordance with an amendment Gov. Greg Abbott made to Executive Order GA-26 that allows the mayor, county or judge to impose restrictions on gatherings in excess of 100 people.

This order excludes religious services, local government operations, child-care services, youth and summer camps, recreational sports programs and other critical infrastructure operations, as well as swimming pools, sporting events, museums, libraries and rodeo events.

The full list of exclusions can be found at gov.texas.gov.

Private events remain governed by the governor’s guidance documents at open.texas.gov.