Open Texas

On Monday, April 27, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott announced his Open Texas plan to initiate the reopening of the economy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Phase I of the plan goes into effect Friday, May 1. This these orders reopened restaurants, non-essential retail establishments, movie theaters, and malls with some restrictions and guidelines.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 the Governor expanded Phase 1 and announced hair salons, tanning salons, nail salons, and barbershops would be able to reopen Friday, May 8, 2020 with certain restrictions and guidelines. Gyms, exercise facilities, and office buildings would be able to open Monday, May 18, 2020 with their own set of restrictions and guidelines.

On Monday, May 18, 2020 the Governor opened Phase 2 of Open Texas.

Information about the Governor’s plan can be found at