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COVID update from the Governor's Economic Development and Tourism Office

Published Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:00pm

Fellow Texans,

We remain diligent in our efforts to provide you with vital updates on the state's reopening process and recovery resources. Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced select expanded business openings in Texas. A summary of these openings can be found below, along with links to associated Open Texas Checklists. For additional details, please see the full Executive Order here.

As of September 21, 2020, the following entities may operate at up to 75% capacity, if the business is located in a hospital service area with low COVID-19 hospitalization rates:

At this time, it is important to recognize the actions of each and every Texas resident that have allowed our state to simultaneously slow the spread of COVID-19, while also protecting our livelihoods. Now more than ever, it is imperative that all Texans remain one united force against the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to follow simple safety measures, which include staying home if you are sick or at risk, sanitizing your hands, social distancing, and wearing face coverings or masks.

For further details on minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as additional guidelines for businesses, visit the Open Texas website. Details on recovery resources for Texas businesses can be found on the COVID-19 resources webpage. And be sure to connect with us on social media for the latest updates! 

Thank you for all you do to help keep our state safe while getting back to business. Please continue to stay healthy and hopeful!



Governor's Economic Development & Tourism Office

The Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) markets Texas as one of the world's premier business locations and travel destinations. 
For more information on doing business in Texas, visit us online at: