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Gov. Abbott announces Phase 2 of openings across Texas

From the State Capital, Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase 2 of openings around Texas:

  1. Effective today, businesses located in office buildings can open with the greater of 10 employees or 25% of the workforce.
  2. Childcare services may open, including boys/girls clubs and YMCA openings.
  3. Beginning Friday, restaurants may open to 50 percents capacity
  4. Beginning Friday, bars, wine tasting rooms, craft brewery rooms can open to 25% capacity.  Capacity limits do not apply to outdoor patios.
  5.   Other businesses including drive-in concerts, bowling alley, bingo halls, zoos, aquariums, and more can open at 25% capacity.  The full list can be found here.
  6. On May 31, Youth Sports Camps and programs like Little League can open as long as social distancing is followed.
  7. Professional sports can return on May 31st including pro golf, auto-racing, baseball softball, tennis, and basketball.
  8.  June 1st: Summer school classes can begin with social distancing practices observed.

More information about openings can be found here.

“Let’s be clear, COVID-19 still exists in Texas,” Abbott says.  “The goal is to find ways to coexist with COVID-19 as safely as possible.”   He emphasized the need to wear masks, wash hands, and for seniors to stay home.


The State of Texas Health and Human Services reports 47,784 COVID-19 cases with over 1300 deaths and 27,750 recoveries.

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