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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Governor Abbott Continues Open Texas Phase II Roll Out

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On May 18, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the reopening of additional businesses and services under the Open Texas Plan. Keep in mind, public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation.  The governor urges everyone to continue to follow the public health guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to use common sense and wise judgment. Here is a summary of the businesses covered in the new executive order, GA-23, provided capacity, distancing, and sanitation guidelines are followed. For complete guidelines, visit Open Texas.

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▪️Gyms, exercise facilities (guidelines updated since issued May 5)

▪️Hair salons, barbershops (guidelines updated since issued May 5)

▪️Non-essential manufacturers and other offices (guidelines updated since issued May 5)

▪️NEW - Massage and personal care businesses (includes tattoo and piercing studios, laser hair removal, hair loss treatment)

▪️NEW – Child care centers

▪️NEW – Youth clubs (such as, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and FFA)

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▪️Restaurants at 50 percent capacity

▪️Bars, tasting rooms, and similar establishments at 25 percent capacity

▪️Bowling alleys, Bingo halls, skating rinks, and simulcasting

▪️Rodeo, equestrian events

▪️Zoos, aquariums, natural caverns (May 29)

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▪️Certain professional sports without in-person spectators

▪️Day/overnight youth camps

▪️Youth sports



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