The Governor announced plans to reopen the state ahead of the rest of the country.
The State of Texas will reopen in the following phases:
On Monday, April 20th:
State Parks are allowed to reopen but people are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing requirements.
5 or less people are allowed to gather in groups as long as they stay 6 feet apart from people who are not in their household.
On April 22nd:
Hospitals can begin surgeries that were postponed due to the outbreak.
On Friday April 24th and on:
Retailers will be able to do curbside orders. Schools and other Universities will not reopen for the remainder of the academic year.
By April 27th:
Governor Abbott should announce the next phase of plans to reopen the rest of the state.
The infected population of Texas is approximately .057% of the state's 29 million people, which is low in comparison to New York at 1.5% of 8 million people.
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