June 4, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said Texas will move into the third phase of its reopening plan, expanding occupancy for businesses that had been operating at 25% of capacity, including bars and restaurants. It also provides for other businesses, including amusement parks, to reopen.
For restaurants, occupancy may increase to 50% of capacity immediately under the executive order signed by Abbott on Wednesday. Those that derive less than 51% of revenue from the sale of alcohol may increase occupancy to 75% on June 12.
For certain other businesses, including hair salons, the 50% occupancy limit doesn’t apply provided that they operate “with at least six feet of social distancing between work stations.” Child-care services and youth camps may also operate without occupancy limits, and schools may hold graduation ceremonies.
The order stipulates that Texans “should use good-faith efforts and available resources to follow the minimum standard health protocols.”
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