Gov. Abbott halts reopening economy, closes bars
One day after halting plans to continue the reopening of the Texas economy, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the closure of all bars as well as other measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Abbott released an executive order, GA-28, Friday morning, which ordered all bars to close by noon on Friday, June 26. Bars may still operate under a take out or delivery service, including alcohol to-go sales per Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
In addition to bars, all restaurants went go back to operating at 50% capacity on June 29.
Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must also be approved by local governments.
The order also states that “people shall not use commercial rafting or tubing services, including rental of rafts or tubes and transportation of people for the purpose of rafting or tubing.”
The executive order does not impact churches, youth camps, recreational sports, cosmetology salons, hair salons, barbershops, or nail salons/shops that operate with at least six feet between work stations.
For the rest of the story, see the July 1 edition of The Graham Leader.