Back to Business - The Path to Opening Texas

Guidance for Reopening Texas

Irving Back to Business Toolkit cover Opens in new windowThe City of Irving offers a free downloadable Irving Back to Business Retail Professional and Service Industry Toolkit for Irving business owners who may have questions regarding state and county guidelines and how to safely reopen. 

Individuals, employers, employees and customers are encouraged to review and follow the minimum health protocols recommended by the state and county in the toolkit, in addition to federal and state laws and workplace safety standards. 

The minimum recommended health protocols are subject to change based on new and evolving information.



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Irving Back to Business logoOrders and Declarations

May 26: Governor Abbott issued a proclamation that expands Executive Order GA-23, adding additional businesses that can open.

May 18: Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-23 that lists Phase II businesses, criteria and opening dates.

May 5: Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-21 that lists reopening dates for additional non-essential businesses. Read the summary.

May 4: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a supplemental order that mandated all ‘reopened services’ (non-essential businesses allowed to reopen as of May 1) comply with the Minimum Standard Health Protocols laid out in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas, to the greatest extent possible.

April 27: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the Report to Open Texas, and Phase 1 launched May 1. It covers:

  • Certain services and activities that are allowed to open with limited occupancy. See the Minimum Health Protocols.
  • Special guidance for Texans over age 65, and a detailed comprehensive mitigation plan for long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in Texas.
  • A statewide testing and tracing program developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to quickly test and identify Texans who contract COVID-19 to mitigate further spread of the virus. Read the details from the report.

Below, the City of Irving presents information compiled from federal, state and local authorities to help businesses and their customers remain safe while striving to resume daily life.

Public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. Employers, employees and customers should stay informed and take actions based on common sense and wise judgment that will protect health and support economic revitalization. Employers also should  be mindful of federal, state and local employment laws and workplace safety standards.

  1. For Employers
  2. For Employees
  3. For Customers
  4. What Is Open?

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May Open May 31 Under Executive Order GA-23:

May Open May 29 Under a Proclamation Extending Executive Order GA-23:

MAY OPEN MAY 26 UNDER A PROCLAMATION EXTENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-23:

MAY OPEN MAY 22 Under Executive Order GA-23:

MAY OPEN MAY 18 Under Executive Order GA-23:

MAY OPEN MAY 18 Under EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-21:

MAY OPEN MAY 8 Under EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-21:

MAY OPEN MAY 5 Under EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-21:

MAY OPEN May 1 Under Executive Order GA-18:

Guidance from the CDC