Texas Stay at Home Orders Lifted Thursday
Monday Texas Governor Abbot announced that the state's Stay-at-Home orders would be allowed to expire Thursday and some businesses to open at limited capacity on Friday according to cnn.com. This doesn't mean he snapped his fingers and everything is going back to normal. It just means the state is taking steps to test the waters basically.
This will allow businesses like retail stores, malls, restaurants and theaters to reopen Friday but limits occupancy to 25%. The order will also allow libraries and museums to open.
However, barbershops, salons, gyms and bars are not included in the reopening on Friday. He says he wants them open "as soon as possible" and expects them to open no later than mid-May according to cnn.com. I'm not sure it makes sense to me to allow businesses with a higher level of capacity to open over those such as salons and barber shops but I'm sure it has to do with the nature of the business. Either way I'm glad we're taking steps to get back to a place that's close to normal, now if we could get oil back where it needs to be that would be great!