Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) held a briefing in Austin on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He announced that after a sustained decline in the state’s new infection rate, Texas would begin to move into phase two of its reopening plan.
He said daycare centers could reopen immediately, bars and office buildings could open at 25 percent capacity, restaurants could expand to 50 percent capacity, and sporting venues could reopen without fans by May 31.
The governor urged Texans to continue social distancing and wearing face coverings and said the state would closely monitor new infections and deploy contact tracers as necessary.
Originally posted on C-Span May 18, 2020.