Governor Abbott today announced Phase 2 of his Open Texas plan. Under Phase 2, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% beginning May 22 and additional services and activities may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). This includes child care centers, massage and personal-care centers and youth clubs on May 18 and bars, bingo halls, skating rinks and bowling halls on May 22 followed by youth camps, youth sports and certain professional sports on May 31.

Additionally, the Governor announced that public schools in Texas have the option to provide in-person summer school so long as they follow social distancing practices and health protocols laid out by DSHS. These classes may begin as soon as June 1st.

A full list of business types and dates for reopening and minimum standard health protocols is available here.

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