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Executive Order Applies to Bars, Restaurants

Post Date:06/26/2020 11:20 AM

Governor Issues New Executive Order

Pertaining to Bars, Restaurants and Outdoor Gatherings

Bars Required to Close Statewide at Noon Today

AMARILLO – Gov. Greg Abbott issued today (June 26) a statewide executive order pertaining to bars and restaurants. The executive order is part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. As stated in the governor’s news release, “This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas increased above 10%, which the governor previously stated would lead to further preventative action. The targeted, measured directives in the executive order are based on links between certain types of businesses and services and the recent rise in positive cases throughout the state.”

From the executive order:

●All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at noon today (June 26). These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

●Beginning Monday (June 29), restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy.

●Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

For additional details, please refer to Governor’s Executive Order No. GA-28 relating to the targeted response to the COVID-19 disaster as part of the reopening of Texas.

The executive order can be found here:

Governor Abbott Executive Order 06 26 2020

For more information, please call the main switchboard number for the governor’s office at (512) 463-2000. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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