A Message from the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office as of Thursday, September 17th, 2020:
We remain diligent in our efforts to provide you with vital updates on the state’s reopening process and recovery resources. Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced select expanded business openings in Texas. A summary of these openings can be found below, along with links to associated Open Texas Checklists. For additional details, please see the full Executive Order here.
As of September 21, 2020, the following entities may operate at up to 75% capacity, if the business is located in a hospital service area with low COVID-19 hospitalization rates:
- Gyms / Exercise Facilities
- Museums and Libraries
- Office-Based Employers
At this time, it is important to recognize the actions of each and every Texas resident that have allowed our state to simultaneously slow the spread of COVID-19, while also protecting our livelihoods. Now more than ever, it is imperative that all Texans remain one united force against the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to follow simple safety measures, which include staying home if you are sick or at risk, sanitizing your hands, social distancing, and wearing face coverings or masks.
For further details on minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as additional guidelines for businesses, visit the Open Texas website. Details on recovery resources for Texas businesses can be found on the COVID-19 resources webpage. And be sure to connect with us on social media for the latest updates!
Thank you for all you do to help keep our state safe while getting back to business. Please continue to stay healthy and hopeful!
– Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office