(Austonia staff)

Gov. Greg Abbott announced today he is moving the state to Phase III of reopening the economy after the coronavirus shutdown.

From the release:


Immediately

  • most businesses operating at 25% capacity can expand to 50%
  • bars may expand to 50% if patrons are seated
  • amusements parks that are in counties with less than 1,000 cases can open at 50% capacity
  • maximum table size at restaurants rises to 10

June 12

  • restaurants can move to 75% capacity
  • businesses at 25% can move to 50%
  • bars can move to 50%

June 19

    • other amusement parks can open at 50% capacity
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