New Executive Order from Governor Abbot: Open Texas Guidance May 6, 2020
New Executive Order from Governor Abbot: Open Texas Guidance May 6, 2020 The Governor held a press conference yesterday to provide a Texas COVID-19 Response Update. You may access his new Executive Order GA–21 here. GA-21 supersedes GA-18 issued April 27, and remains in in effect through May 19. Revised checklists dated May 5 for essential and reopened businesses may be found here. Clarifications of Existing Executive Orders
- Funerals, memorials, burials, and weddings are all treated the same as church services with limited seating arrangements. For wedding receptions, look at the standards for restaurants and comply with those standards. At-risk population is encouraged to participate remotely. If attending, organizer should consider designating an area for at-risk population.
- Beaches, lakes, rivers, and river rafting – These outdoor settings are subject to the same standards that apply to parks.
- Restaurants – The 25% occupancy limit applies only to indoor seating. There are no capacity limitations on outdoor seating, although the social distancing standards apply.
Additional Businesses Will be Permitted to Reopen Effective May 8
- Cosmetology salons, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tanning salons may reopen. Both customers and stylists should wear face masks, and the Governor said detailed standards on social distancing will be provided.
Permitted to Reopen Effective May 18
- Gyms may reopen at 25% capacity, although showers and locker rooms must remain closed. The Governor said that detailed standards on social distancing and sanitation will be provided.
- Non-essential manufacturing facilities may reopen. Nonessential manufacturers should limit occupancy to 25%, stagger their workforce and maintain social distancing.
- Businesses located in office buildings may reopen up to the greater of (a) 5 employees, or (b) 25% of the workforce, provided employees maintain social distancing.
Bars must still remain closed until social distancing strategies can be developed.All of us at SERVPRO® of Alamo Ranch urge you to stay safe and follow the rules. If you need us for any reason, please call us at 210-670-9591