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Posted on: March 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Statewide Executive Orders in effect (updated 6/3/20)


Over the past few months, Gov. Greg Abbott has announced a series of ongoing Executive Orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

According to the latest orders, GA-26:

  • Residents should not be in groups larger than 10 and should maintain 6-feet of social distancing from those not in their group.
  • People over the age of 65 are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; to maintain appropriate distance from any member of the household who has been out of the residence in the previous 14 days; and, if leaving the home, to implement social distancing and to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.
  • In providing or obtaining services, every person (including individuals, businesses, and other legal entities) should use good-faith efforts and available resources to follow the minimum standard health protocols recommended by DSHS. Nothing in this executive order or the DSHS minimum standards precludes requiring a customer to follow additional hygiene measures when obtaining services. Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings, but no jurisdiction can impose a civil or criminal penalty for failure to wear a face covering.
  • People shall not visit nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless as determined through guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

As of June 3, 2020, many businesses are allowed to increase maximum capacity to 50-percent. For more details and specific listings for your business, visit the Governor’s Strike Force to Reopen Texas website.

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