AUSTIN, Texas —
In Executive Order 28, released June 26, Gov. Abbott laid out his plan to help combat the rise in COVID-19 cases.
- Any services for essential workers listed in this 20-page federal guidance.
- Religious services
- Local government
- Child care
- Youth camps
- Recreational sports
- In-classroom summer school
- Professional and collegiate sporting venues
- Swimming pools
- Water and amusement parks
- Museums and libraries
- Zoos, aquariums, natural caverns and similar facilities
- Rodeos and equestrian events
Unchanged but restricted:
- Establishments where licensed cosmetologists or barbers practice their trade (i.e. hair and nail salons)
- Massage services
- Tanning salons
- Tattoo studios
- Piercing studios
- Hair-removal services
- Hair loss treatment and growth services
Restrictions: All must operate with at least 6 feet of social distancing between workstations.
No outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.
Exceptions: All places above or if the mayor or county judge approves of the gathering.
Exceptions: Drive-thru, pickup or delivery options if in line with TABC laws
Commercial rafting or tubing business, including the transportation of people for this purpose.
- Dine-in services will be reduced from 75% to 50% capacity starting June 29.
Note: capacity count is for customers, not staff members.
- If the restaurant has a retractable roof, it is considered dine-in.
Exceptions: The decrease does not apply to any of these 118 counties that still have fewer than 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- Remain 6 feet away from others outside your group.
- Limit personal groups to 10.
- If you’re over 65, stay home and keep away from anyone who has been out in the last 14 days.
- Face masks are encouraged, but there will be no civil or criminal penalty if you don’t wear one.
- No visits to nursing homes, state living centers, assisted living facilities or long-term care facilities.
- No travel restrictions are currently issued. (GA-24)
- Hospitals must still reserve at least 15% of their capacity for COVID-19 patients. (GA-19)
- No in-person county or city jail visits unless you’re an attorney or a religious leader. (GA-25)
- No elective surgeries in Bexar, Dallas, Harris or Travis Counties. (GA-27)
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