Gov. Abbott: Bars may reopen Friday, restaurants can expand to 50% capacity

Published: May. 18, 2020 at 9:43 AM CDT
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Governor Greg Abbott held a news conference on Monday afternoon where he shared his plan for Phase 2 of reopening the Texas economy.

Gov. Abbott announced the following changes:

-Bars, wine tasting rooms and craft breweries can reopen at 25% capacity on Friday, May 22.

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-Restaurants can open at up to 50% capacity on Friday, May 22

-Childcare centers/families, Massage and Personal Care Beauty Services, Youth Clubs, and Youth Sports Operators may reopen today, May 18.

-Bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcasting, skating rinks, rodeo/equestrian events, zoos, aquariums and natural caverns may reopen on Friday, May 22.

-Youth camps and professional sports without in-person spectators may resume on Sunday, May 31.

The full list of reopenings can be found