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Monday’s Show: Mask Order Takes Effect, And Preparing For Hurricane Season In A Pandemic (April 27, 2020)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Masks are now mandatory in public in Harris County, preparing for hurricane season during a pandemic, a bug expert answers your questions, and the latest news in sports.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Starting today in Harris County, you have to cover your face in public or you could be subject to a fine. It's the latest move by the county to flatten the COVID-19 curve. But the rule is not without controversy. Dr. Umair Shah of Harris County Public Health brings us the latest on the response to the virus here.

Also this hour: We learn about the unique challenges of preparing for hurricane season during a pandemic.

Plus a bug expert from the Houston Museum of Natural Science answers your questions about insects in Greater Houston.

And we discuss the punishment the Red Sox received for their sign-stealing offenses and other developments in sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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