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Texas bars open back up to 50% capacity

After months of being closed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Texas bars are officially set to reopen.

TEXAS, USA — Cheers!

After months of being closed, Texas bars are officially set to reopen for business at 50% capacity on October 14.

Governor Abbott made the announcement that in counties where COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than 15% of hospital capacity, a County Judge may authorize the opening of bars and similar establishments at 50% occupancy. 

Governor Abbott announces Wednesday bars can reopen to 50% on October 14. Face coverings required for employees and customers unless eating/drinking

Posted by NewsWest 9 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Tables must be limited to six customers or less, and all establishments must follow all local curfew guidelines.

Additionally, all counties where COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than 15% of hospital capacity can open all businesses other than bars to 75% capacity.