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Abbott Gives Go-Ahead for Offices to Reopen May 18

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he would expand the reopening of certain businesses, including office properties, non-essential manufacturing and certain types of retail. Monday, May 18 is the target date for offices to reopen, albeit with restrictions on occupancy.

Also on May 18, gyms, exercise facilities, and exercise classes may also open, but must operate at 25% occupancy, Abbott said. Non-essential manufacturing services may also open on May 18, but facilities must limit their occupancy to 25%.

This coming Friday, May 8, will see an expansion of the class of retail establishments allowed to reopen, to include cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops and nail salons and shops. However, all such salons, shops and establishments must ensure at least six feet of social distancing between operating work stations.

Also starting May 8, swimming pools may open subject to certain limitations, including occupancy and operating levels.


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