Governor Abbott Places Pause On Additional Reopening Phases

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD)- Governor Greg Abbott has announced Texas will pause further reopening phases as a response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Businesses that have been permitted to operate and open thus far will be allowed to continue to operate at the designated occupancy levels under minimun standard health protocols.

“As we experience an increase in both positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, we are focused on strategies that slow the spread of this virus while also allowing Texans to continue earning a paycheck to support their families,” said Governor Abbott. “The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses. This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business. I ask all Texans to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly, and socially distancing from others. The more that we all follow these guidelines, the safer our state will be and the more we can open up Texas for business.”

This will be the second executive order announced by Governor Greg Abbott today, the first one having been the Expansion of Hospital Capacity.

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