Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed orders ordering a phased removal of restrictions in the region imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic starting next week. This was reported on April 17 on the Governor’s website.
“We’ve shown that Texas can continue its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and at the same time be guided by safe standards that will allow us to start the process of opening Texas,” said the head of state.
According to documents, Texas will open nature parks for visitors on April 20, with all visitors wearing safety masks, maintaining a social distance of approximately 2 meters and not gathering in groups of more than five people.
As of April 22, Texas hospitals will again have doctors performing surgeries and taking tests, and institutions will be required to guarantee that 25 percent of their resources are allocated to the fight against coronavirus.
In addition, starting April 24th, retailers will be able to deliver purchases in a variety of ways to avoid contact with customers as much as possible.
It is specified that private and public educational institutions will be closed by the end of 2019-2020 academic year. Teachers and instructors will be able to walk only for administrative duties.
At the same time, Abbott has established a special commission of nationally recognized medical experts, as well as public figures, who will advise the Governor on the safe opening of the state.