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What You Need to Know About Phase II


Phase II: Opening Texas

Texas re-opens to Phase II today. What does this mean?

  • Bars, bingo halls, aquariums, and zoos can all re-open at 25% capacity
  • Restaurants can expand to 50% capacity
  • On May 31st youth sports and professional sports can resume 
  • Child care and summer camps to re-open May 31st

1. What's Open?

Many businesses will open for the first time at 25% capacity while others can expand to 50% capacity, 

  • Bars, bingo halls,  skating rinks, simulacast racing 
  • Massage and Personal Care Centers
  • Zoo's, Aquariums and Natural Caverns
  • Rodeo and Equestrian Events
  • Restaurants can expand to 50% capacity
  • Youth Sport, Day & Overnight Youth Camps
  • Certain Professional sports with no spectators

Guidelines for Bars in Austin 

The following rules are enforced by TABC, if bars are not compliant they could face investigation and a liquor s license suspension for 30-60 days depending on the offense. 

  • Dancing is "discouraged"
  • People should remain seated at tables
  • No more than 6 people to a table
  • Tables should remain 6 ft. apart
  • Hand sanitizer should be available at every entry

Childcare & Summer Camps

Childcare facilities are open. May 31st Summer Camps will re-open. Social distancing, intense disinfecting and cleaning efforts, pick-up and drop-off measures in addition to screening procedures upon arrival are mandatory. 

 Massage & Personal Beauty Care

 All massage establishments, waxing, tattoo, piercing, and other personal care service providers are now able to operate in Texas. Scheduled appointments for all services are recommended, walk in clients may have to wait outside. Customers should not handle or touch retail supplies. Masks or face coverings are required for employees and encouraged for clients.

 Gyms/Exercise Facilities

Groups larger than 10 are not allowed. Individuals should wear gloves while exercising and patrons should disinfect before and after use. Cloth face coverings should be worn when entering the facility or within 6 ft. of others who are non-house hold members. 

Parks, Beaches, Bodies of Water

Parks, rivers, lakes and indoor swimming pools may operate at 25%. Outdoor swimming pools can open at the discretion of the pool owner. Interactive venues like amusement water parks or splash pads are prohibited. Groups shall be no more than 10 individuals, 6 ft apart. Face coverings are highly recommended while river rafting or rowing. 

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We hope you have a SAFE, healthy and happy Memorial Day Weekend! 

Our extended and deepest gratitude to the bravest men and women who risked their lives 

so that we may carry on our days in the land of the free.

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