Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra said he would like to get more information before mandating that the public wear masks in businesses in the city.

Bell County Commissioners on Monday withdrew a mandate that started this week for the public to wear masks while inside area businesses. 

Jose Segarra

Segarra said the city "could go either way but would like to get more information from the county on their decision." 

"We don't know if there were some legalities that happened," Segarra said in a phone interview with the Herald. "I would like to get more information from the county before I make a decision. It could happen today or in the next couple of days." 

During the county's coronavirus update meeting last week, Segarra said he was in favor of the mask mandate.  

Monique Brand - Killeen Daily Herald

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City Hall Reporter

Monique 'Mo' Brand joined the Herald in May 2019. Before that, she covered border coverage and county government in Arizona. She also worked as a reporter in Kerrville, Los Angeles, and Norfolk Virginia. The U.S. Navy veteran grew up in Killeen.

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Governor Abbot says we have to wear masks. Bell County says we have to wear masks. 3 days later Bell County reverses it's own decision and says masks are optional. And now we wait for the Mayor to say something? Does ANYONE know what they are doing? Why aren't we doing what the governor said? For all we know, the Mayor will flip a coin to come up with his decision.

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