Are Texas Businesses Open? A Comprehensive Guide

As the state of Texas begins to reopen, many business owners are wondering if they can open their doors to customers. The answer is yes, but with certain restrictions. Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will lift state-imposed restrictions on entrepreneurship and face coverings, starting March 10. This order ends the state's mask mandate in Texas, but companies can still limit their capacity or implement additional security protocols at their own discretion. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) created COVID-19 communication tools to help businesses operate safely.

These tools include daily reports on hospital capacity to the Texas Department of State Health Services to send them to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All Offender Education Programs must follow the revised recommended minimum health protocols (PDF) established by the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas. Professional Combative Sports can now return to Texas, according to the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas. Executive Order (GA-2) of July 2 by Greg Abbott, the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas, has revised guidelines for certain businesses.

Businesses that choose to open must adhere to certain safety protocols related to COVID-19. Schools that use technologies such as videos, e-learning, virtual learning, and other practices to deliver the school curriculum will ensure that participants receive the 80-hour course needed to develop the work skills and knowledge necessary to obtain an auctioneer's license in Texas. In addition, even if hospital beds exceed capacity for a week, companies will be able to continue operating at 50% of their minimum capacity. Abbott announced a new executive order that will take effect next Wednesday that will allow any company to open at 100% capacity if they so wish. Sigler is part of the Regeneron trial being conducted at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Amarillo in partnership with PharmTex Research.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has released the following updated Guidance for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People.