Irving Back to Business

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.

Orders and Declarations

Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-28 on June 26, limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, including bars and restaurants.

On June 19, Dallas County issued a supplemental order effective June 24 requiring commercial businesses that provide goods and services to the public to adopt a policy requiring its employees and visitors to wear face coverings where it is difficult to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. The order recommends individuals 10 years and older to wear a face covering in a public space where social distancing is difficult.

Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-26 on June 3 that lists Phase III businesses, criteria and opening dates.

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.

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  4. What Remains Closed?

Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-28 limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 on June 26. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas increased above 10%, which the governor previously stated would lead to further preventative action. The targeted, measured directives in the executive order are based on links between certain types of businesses and services and the recent rise in positive cases throughout the state.

The order includes the following:

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at noon Friday, June 26. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

View the Executive Order GA-28