Governor’s order mandates wearing of face masks in public Posted in: News AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 2 issued an executive order to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus while keeping Texas as open as possible for business. With few exceptions, the order requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!