Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on June 3 announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50 percent capacity, with very limited exceptions. Business that previously have been able to operate at 100 percent capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits.
Effective June 3
- All businesses currently operating at 25 percent capacity can expand their occupancy to 50 percent with certain exceptions.
- Bars and similar establishments may increase their capacity to 50 percent as long as patrons are seated.
- Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with less than 1,000 confirmed positive cases may open at 50 percent capacity.
- Restaurants may expand their maximum table size from 6 to 10 persons.
Effective June 12
- Restaurants may expand their occupancy levels to 75 percent.
- Counties with 10 or less active COVID-19 cases may expand their occupancy limits to 75 percent.
Effective June 19
- Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 may open at 50 percent capacity.
Special provisions have been made for outdoor gatherings, such as Fourth of July celebrations, but it is imperative that local officials and public health officials collaborate on safe standards. These provisions are included in the Governor’s Executive Order and are also available on the Open Texas webpage.
All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols from DSHS. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit http://open.texas.gov.
Reminders for those going out:
- Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.
- People should not be in groups greater than ten when possible.
- People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
- People are still asked to avoid nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities.
Open Texas checklists, Phase III, effective June 3, 2020
- Amusement Park Operators
- Amusement Park Visitors
- Fine Arts Performance Halls
- Fine Arts Performance Hall Patrons
- Media Production
- Outdoor Events
- Valet Parking
- Video Game Facilities
- All Employers and Event Organizers
- All Individuals
- Adult Recreational Sports Operators
- Barber Shops
- Barber Shop Customers
- Bar Patrons
- Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcasting, Skating Rinks
- Bowling, Bingo, Simulcasting, Skating Customers
- Cosmetology / Hair Salons
- Cosmetology / Hair Salon Customers
- Day Youth Camp Operators
- Day Youth Camp Families
- Driving Schools
- Gyms / Exercise Facilities
- Low-COVID-19 Counties
- Movie Theaters
- Movie Theater Customers
- Museums and Libraries
- Museum and Library Visitors
- Nail Salons
- Nail Salon Customers
- Office-Based Employers
- Outdoor Motorsports Events
- Outdoor Sports Participants
- Overnight Youth Camp Operators
- Overnight Youth Camp Families
- Parks / Beaches / Bodies of Water
- Professional Sports Leagues
- Restaurant Customers
- Retail Customers
- Rodeo / Equestrian Events
- Tanning Salons
- Tanning Salon Customers
- Waterpark Operators
- Waterpark Visitors
- Wedding Reception Venues
- Wedding Reception Attendees
- Wedding Venues
- Wedding Attendees
- Youth Clubs
- Youth Club Participants
- Youth Sports Operators
- Zoos, Aquariums, Natural Caverns
- Zoo, Aquarium, Natural Cavern Visitors
As Previously Posted
- Adult Recreation Sport Participants
- Child Care Centers
- Child Care Families
- Churches and Places of Worship (Updated May 26, 2020)
- Church / Worship Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Gym / Exercise Facility Patrons (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Massage and Personal-Care, Beauty Services
- Massage and Personal-Care, Beauty Service Customers
- Office-Based Employees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Special Guidance for Texans Over 65
- Youth Sports Families