Texas governor unveils plan to re-open Texas economy



Special to The Highlander

Beginning this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will begin loosening some of the restrictions from his previous executive orders in an effort to begin “reopening the state of Texas.”

Abbott issued three new executive orders on Friday, April 17, which revise hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading COVID-19 are allowed to reopen using a "Retail-To-Go" model and certain restrictions on surgeries have been loosened, but schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. …

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