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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor takes executive action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

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Governor Abbott is basing his decision on the increased number of people testing positive for COVID-19, as well as the increase in hospitalizations. Prior to launching the Strike Force to Open Texas, Governor Abbott previously stated that an increase above 10% of the positivity rate would lead to further preventative action.

Governor Abbott’s Executive Order includes the following:

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12 p.m. on June 26. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

To view the Governor’s full Executive Order, click here.

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