Published May 19, 2020 by Sophia Guevara
Governor Abbott announced the next phase of reopening Texas on Monday and issued Executive Order GA-23, effective through June 3, 2020. The executive order allows for the opening of several sectors, including childcare, recreational activities, and personal services. The announcement follows the phased approach to reopening businesses across Texas outlined in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas, which was initially released on April 27. The key points announced on Monday include:
Effective immediately, Monday, May 18
Beginning Friday, May 22
Beginning Sunday, May 31
Beginning Monday, June 1
El Paso and Panhandle
Reopenings in El Paso county and Deaf Smith, Moore, Potter, and Randall counties are generally delayed one week from the above dates because of (1) smaller margin of hospital capacity in El Paso; and (2) COVID-19 spike at meatpacking plants in the panhandle.
A full list of Open Texas checklists can be found here.
Visit the Partnership’s Work Safe page, which provides full information on the Governor’s reopen protocols along with tools, guidance, and industry best practices for reopening. We also encourage you to visit coronavirus resources for the latest information concerning the pandemic and hope you will join us for upcoming presentations through our COVID-19 Business Forum.
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