Governor Abbott Declares Phase III to Take Effect in Texas

Jun 8, 2020 | eNews

Governor Greg Abbott announced the execution of phase III to take effect in the state of Texas on June 03, 2020. Executive Order No. GA-26 will allow all business to operate at 50% capacity with certain exceptions, however; COVID-19 guidelines by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are to remain in effect.

Beginning June 3, 2020:

  • Bars and related businesses are allowed 50% capacity as long as customers are seated.
  • Amusement parks and carnivals can operate at 50% capacity in counties with under 1,000 confirmed positive cases.
  • Restaurants may expand maximum table seating from 6 to 10 individuals.

Beginning June 12, 2020:

  • Restaurants may allow 75% occupancy levels.
  • Counties with less than 10 COVID-19 positive cases may also allow 75% occupancy as long as an attestation with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has been filed.

Beginning June 19, 2020:

  • Amusement parks and carnivals may operate at 50% capacity in counties with 1,000 plus positive confirmed cases.

Many outdoor spaces for celebrations or gatherings have also been provided special provisions to ensure COVID-19 prevention protocols can be met. For more details on this announcement, please visit the Office of the Texas Governor website.