Abbott announces phase two of plan to reopen Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase Two of his plan to Open Texas, which opens several services and industries shuttered because of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, during a press conference held Monday afternoon. The openings all are subject to minimal health guidelines and protocols aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.

“Texas is prepared to move into phase two for further opening up for business,” Abbott said, noting that all of his decisions about reopening have been supported by his team of medical experts.

In addition to permitting gyms and exercise facilities, manufacturers and businesses located in office buildings to reopen on Monday, the governor announced that child care centers, massage and personal care services such as tattoo studios and waxing establishments and youth clubs such as Boys and Girls clubs, 4-H chapters and Scout troops, to reopen immediately.



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