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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Governor Abbott's Executive Order to Reopen Texas - Entertainment Venues (May 22)

Reopening Texas, Governor Abbott issued the newest executive order to reopen Texas. Everyone should

Beginning, Friday, May 22, 2020

Dine-In Restaurant Services - for restaurants that operate at up to 50 percent of the total listed occupancy of the restaurant; provided, however, that (i) this applies only to restaurants that have less than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages; and (ii) any components of the restaurants that have interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas, interactive games, and video arcades, must remain closed.

Bars - may operate for in-person service up to 25% of the total listed occupancy of the establishment. Interactive functions or exhibits must remain closed

Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcasting, Skating Rinks - may operate up to 25% of their total listed occupancy. Bowling alleys must ensure at least 6 feet social distancing between operating bowling lanes, bingo halls must ensure at least 6 feet social distancing between customers playing bingo, and facilities which are simulcasting must ensure their patrons are engaging in at least 6 feet social distancing. Any components of the establishments or facilities that have interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas, interactive games, and video arcades, must remain closed.

Rodeo / Equestrian Events - indoor venues limit the number of spectators to no more than 25% of the total listed occupancy of the venue, and outdoor venues may operate at up to 25% of the normal operating limits as determined by the facility owner. Six feet of separation between individuals not within the same household should be maintained to the extent feasible. To the extent the rodeo or equestrian event has spectators, the person sponsoring the event must ensure that ingress and egress from the venue allow for 6 feet of social distancing between individuals on entering and exiting the venue. Larger gatherings that include a rodeo or equestrian event, such as a county fair, are not authorized at the time.

Zoos, Aquariums, Natural Caverns - may operate up to 25% of the total listed occupancy. Interactive functions or exhibits and indoor facilities must remain closed.

Find Open Texas Checklists and Guidelines that outline the Texas Department of State Health Services  minimum standard health protocols for all Texans at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

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