Guidelines and Checklist for Reopening Texas

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Information for May 22, 2020

New, In Effect May 31, 2020
New, In Effect May 22, 2020

Information for May 15, 2020
More and more businesses are opening every week. On May 18, Phase Two of the "Open Texas" order will begin, allowing non-essential manufacturing, gyms, and small office buildings to open their doors at a 25% capacity. Click below to see the official health checklist for businesses opening next week. 

Dallas County created a document to guide the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Their goal is to keep the community safe through the continued containment of COVID-19. Read the full document below.

Dallas County COVID-19 Health Guidance for the Public Updates from Dallas County

Information for May 8, 2020

Last week, phase one of “Open Texas” took effect and continues this week with a new round of businesses ready to open.

During his press conference on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott said hair and nail salons, barbers, and tanning facilities can reopen on May 8. All businesses must maintain social distancing between customers and those in waiting areas. It is also encouraged for stylists and customers to wear face masks while services are being performed.

Restaurants are currently operating at a 25% capacity. The percentage is for indoor seating and not outdoor seating, but there still needs to be a six feet distance between tables on patios. 

It is expected for non-essential manufacturing, gyms, and other workout facilities are allowed to open at a 25% capacity on May 18. More information to come in the following weeks.

Click below to view the checklist for your business.

Information for May 1, 2020

A few weeks ago, President Trump announced the different phases of reopening the economy. Click here if you want to read more details from the White House. President Trump gave each state governor the power to make the decision on when their economies will be opening up again. The Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, announced the first phase of reopening the state of Texas.

Within his first phase, Abbott is allowing certain businesses to open up at a 25% occupancy capacity. 

The Office of the Governor created a Governor’s Report to Opening Texas which includes guidelines and checklist for each business that’s allowed to open in phase one. Click below to find your business checklist. 


To read the full Office of the Governor report, click here.

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