Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sam Pohl,

Governor Greg Abbott: Phase One of Opening Texas Set for Friday

AUSTIN, TX – Governor Greg Abbott has announced Phase One of the Texas reopening process would begin on May 1, 2020. Phase One will allow certain businesses to open to 25% occupancy in every Texas county, and to 50% of normal occupancy in those counties reporting less than five cases of COVID-19. Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and the Strike Force to Open Texas have worked diligently to find solutions to safely reopen Texas’ economy while continuing to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented:

“Thank you to Governor Abbott and our Republican leaders for getting Texas open for business again. Our economy has taken a tremendous blow but Texans are resilient — and ready to get back to work! We know the Governor is taking the precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of all Texans. We know that it will be Texas and our Texas workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses that will lead the way towards not just an economic comeback here in the great Lone Star State but will lead the way for the country as well. At the end of the day, the Republican policies that led Texas to boom before will lead Texas and the nation to boom again.”