GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The city of Galveston will be implementing COVID-19 precautions, in an effort to contain the spread of the virus in the area.
Now, Galveston is recommending that all employees wear masks when they are unable to socially distance themselves from others at work.
The following are some of the additional changes the city is making:
The city of Galveston reported that as of Tuesday, there were more than 5,000 active cases of COVID in Galveston County.
In addition to the COVID precautions, the city is also recommending all eligible employees and residents get the COVID vaccine.
To help vaccinate people, the city will hold a free COVID vaccination event on Friday. Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fire Station 1, on 823 26th Street.
For more information, visit the city of Galveston's website.
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