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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 Surge

Reopen Texas; Governor Abbott issued the newest executive order to reopen Texas. Everyone should con

Governor Abbott’s Executive Order issued the morning of Friday, June 26th roll back a portion of the Open Texas initiative due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. The changes in Executive Order GA-28 are:

  • Reduces dine-in restaurant capacity to 50% beginning Monday, June 29
  • Re-closes bars at noon on June 26. Bars may still provide services through a drive-thru, deliver, or take-out
  • Prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people unless approved by the mayor or county judge
  • Closes rafting & tubing services including the rental of rafts or tubes

You can find Governor Abbott’s checklists in his Open Texas Report to help guide individuals, employees, employers, and businesses during this initiative. Find checklists and the entire report on the COVID-19 section of our website (

Find Executive Order GA-28 at You will also find a link to the minimum standard health protocols developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services at

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