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Texas restaurants, retailers, malls and movie theaters will be allowed to reopen with restrictions beginning Friday, May 1.

On Monday, April 27, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott unveiled Phase I of his reopening plan, giving the green light for several business sectors to open their doors, allowing movie theaters, restaurants, malls, retailers, libraries, and museums to operate at 25% capacity.

Under this order, businesses must operate within new health guidelines to minimize exposure and spread of the coronavirus. These precautionary measures were set in place with recommendations from health officials, including the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To learn about the State of Texas’ response to COVID-19, click here. 

Let's work together to reopen Texas safely!


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When will it be safe to reopen? How do we protect employees and customers from the coronavirus? Where will my staff get COVID-19 tests? Masks? Gloves? Who’s going to pay for all this? 

This section is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to develop a responsible reopening strategy.

Wish to sell Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the State of Texas?  Fill out the Procurement Form here.

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