Message from Mayor Perez. Thank you to the city staff and all the partners we had yesterday to discuss our community and vulnerabilities. As mayor, difficult decisions must be made. Definitely not political. My priority is everyone’s health and safety in Angleton. Our idea of trying to strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask through a proclamation and campaign is what was decided for now. We are asking our citizens to step forward and be the community of example. I see it like this, when you drive a car, you fasten your belt and care about those who drive around you to do the right thing.
So why is it so different now, mask and protect others around you We visited yesterday with several of our community’s top health care administrators, business owners and leaders. And as a team and as one voice, using the data and science we have available, we choose this course of action. It’s a simple gesture. If we don’t control it now, it will control us.
~ Jason Perez Mayor of Angleton
Mayor Perez signs Face Mask Proclamation which goes into effect at 12:00 am tonight. 6/26/2020
SECTION 1. All citizens over the age of ten (10) are asked to voluntarily wear masks that cover their nose and mouth (face masks) and all persons should follow the health protocols from Texas Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”), and practice social distancing while in public within the corporate boundaries of the City of Angleton.
SECTION 2. Businesses are requested to adopt voluntary policies regarding the wearing of face masks for employees and visitors to such business while inside the business and continue to promote safe social distancing while frequenting Angleton businesses, and continue to follow all Texas DSHS recommendations.
SECTION 3. Citizens are further encouraged to avoid participating in social gatherings of 100 or more people and be conscious that they can potentially spread COVID-19 even when they do not have symptoms.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall remain in effect for five days from the effective date. If reported cases of Covid-19 continue to rise at the current rate, stricter measures may be ordered.
SECTION 5. This proclamation shall take effect at 12:00 A.M. on June 27, 2020 and continue until either terminated by the Mayor or until 12:00 A.M. on July 2, 2020.
With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Perez with the support of local business owners, healthcare professionals, city leaders and staff, announced plans for a five day voluntary mask mandate for the City of Angleton beginning Friday, June 26 at midnight. Mayor Perez has asked city employees to lead the charge by wearing a mask in public, and encourages all businesses and residents of Angleton to protect themselves and others by practicing the following: social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask in public. Please join us.
Video message from Mayor Perez