Unsure of how Executive Order GA-30 impacts businesses and residents? Here’s a breakdown of Governor Abbott’s order relating to the state’s continued response to the COVID-19 disaster as Texas reopens.
The new Executive Order GA-30 supersedes GA-28, which was issued June 26. Relative to previous orders, the new order:
Specifically, the new order retains these core features of GA-28:
Finally, GA-30 provides that “[a]ll existing state executive orders relating to COVID-19 are amended to eliminate confinement in jail as an available penalty for violating the executive orders.”
As set forth in GA-30, these events can take place with no occupancy limits:
Main points on gatherings:
GA-30 permits the following types of business establishments to increase service up to 75 percent of the total listed occupancy of the establishment, except for those establishments in regions in Texas with high hospitalizations:
Also, the following establishments that operate with at least 6 feet of social distancing between work stations have no occupancy limits:
The best way to determine what’s open and which guidelines apply is to visit Governor Abbott’s Open Texas web page. That page indicates which activities are now allowed according to the guidance document linked for each type of business or activity.