Executive Order GA-29

Executive Order GA-29

Executive Order GA-29

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has promulgated the following criteria for a county to be exempt from the face-covering requirement of GA-29:

1) The county must have 30 or fewer new COVID-19 cases during the previous 14 day period.

2) The county judge of a county with 30 or fewer new COVID-19 cases during the previous 14 day period must submit an exemption form affirmatively opting out.

3) Counties approved for exemption from the GA-29 face-covering requirement will be listed below.

4) If a county exceeds 30 new COVID-19 cases during a 14 day period, the county judge will be notified via email by TDEM, the county name will be removed from this website, and the county will be required to comply with all aspects of GA-29. After a 14 day waiting period, if the county has fewer than 30 new COVID-19 cases during the previous 14 day period, the county judge will be eligible to reapply for exemption.

County judges seeking exemption should follow the three steps listed below.

  1. Download the GA-29 Exemption Form.
  2. Fill Out the Form.
  3. Email the Form to soc@tdem.texas.gov

The following counties are exempt from the requirements of GA-29 due to attestation by the county judge:

  • Armstrong
  • Bandera
  • Baylor
  • Borden
  • Calhoun
  • Carson
  • Collingsworth
  • Dickens
  • Edwards
  • Irion
  • Karnes
  • King
  • Kinney
  • Lipscomb
  • Loving
  • Marion
  • McMullen
  • Motley
  • Newton
  • Real
  • RedRiver
  • Roberts
  • Sabine
  • Shackelford
  • Sherman
  • Throckmorton
  • Upton