Dallas County commissioners voted Friday to mandate that businesses require customers and everyone on the premises to wear a mask to contain the spread of COVID-19 as cases continue climbing.

Commissioners voted 3-2 to pass the order — which goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight — after a fiery debate. The order follows similar rules put in place in other parts of the state earlier this week. Four of Texas’ largest eight counties have now put masking orders in place on businesses.

Commissioners Elba Garcia and Theresa Daniel voted in favor along with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Commissioners J.J. Koch and John Wiley Price voted against it because of concerns around enforcement.

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