At its April 8 meeting, the Round Rock City Council unanimously voted approval to end the city mask ordinance, effective 11:59 p.m. on April 22 and dispensed with the second reading. Watch the full proceedings here.
Beginning 11:59 p.m. on April 22, a business will no longer be required to 1) require employees, customers, and suppliers to wear a mask or distance by six feet, or 2) post signage with this requirement. So, we have reached the end of the local mask ordinance – which is still the only ordinance passed by the Round Rock City Council related to the pandemic.
It is important to note that even after April 22, your business can still require mask wearing of employees, customers, and suppliers. Likewise, customers can choose to give patronage to those businesses that require, or do not require, mask wearing as they prefer.
What is most important now – is the same thing that brought our community through the past year: supporting and respecting each other. The spirit of #TomorrowTogether. I join Mayor Morgan in asking everyone in Round Rock to please respect the choices made by businesses and individuals related to safety measures they choose. Even those who make choices you disagree with.
Throughout this year, I do not think I’ve heard anyone encapsulate this spirit better than Mayor Morgan did last week. You can watch his statement here beginning at 1:42. Please take a couple minutes from your day to watch it and share with your friends.
The chamber commends the council for their focus on the support of businesses, their employees, and owners throughout the process. The pandemic has been first and foremost a public health crisis, but at all times in the past year the economic impacts have been of prominent concern to the Mayor and the council. That was again displayed last night.