By Steve Heldon
The State Fair of Texas will follow CDC guidelines and local mandates in an attempt to keep fairgoers safe from COVID-19 in 2022, a spokeswoman says. No fair-specific rules have been put in place for 2022 — a change from 2021, when fairgoers were asked to bring masks and wear them indoors.
“If anyone is experiencing COVID-related symptoms or other contagious illness-related symptoms, we ask them to do the Texan thing and stay home to prevent the spread of any viral infections,” a statement says.
The current CDC alert level for COVID-19 in Dallas County is green, which indicates a low level of community spread. Dallas County officials are telling residents to “proceed carefully.” High-risk individuals should wear masks indoors, and vaccines and boosters are still recommended.
The State Fair has 500 hand-sanitizing stations for public use and has hired a clean team that will disinfect tables and high-touch surfaces for the 24 days of the fair. Air purification systems were installed in some of the buildings in Fair Park in 2020, and those Active Pure systems remain in use.
Source: Healthy Duck.