Governor Abbott will allow bars to open to 50% capacity in qualifying counties

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TEXAS (1080 KRLD)- Governor Greg Abbott is revising the rules.... when it comes to bars.

So - starting one week from today -- County Judges can work with the TABC to allow bars to open up to 50-percent of its occupancy. Everyone inside MUST be seated while eating or drinking... there is no limit to how many people can be outside.

The Governor Also says businesses like amusement parks, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, and bowling alleys can expand to 75% capacity in counties with low COVID19 hospitalizations beginning October 12th.

You can view the governor's executive order HERE.

Statement from Denton County Judge Eads: “I applaud the governor taking this much needed step to reopen Texas. Denton County has continued to do a great job with our cases down compared to other urbanized areas in North Texas,” Judge Eads said. “We feel for the financial pain these businesses have gone through and we fully support their reopening.”