Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order to Reopen Texas


Written by Ashley White
On April 30, 2020 at 5:26 PM


On April 27, Governor Abbott released his plan to begin reopening the state, and issued a new executive order for a gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The governor described a limited, phased reopening, requiring 2 weeks of steady or declining COVID-19 cases before moving from phase to phase.

View the Governor’s Plan to Open Texas here.

Starting this Friday, May 1 several businesses will be allowed to open at limited capacity. A highlight of these businesses is below; however, we encourage you to view Governor Abbott’s Executive Order here to view restrictions associated with each business.

Individuals, employers, employees, and customers are also encouraged to review, print out, and follow the MINIMUM health protocols recommended by the Department of Health & Human Services in the checklists starting on page 20 of the plan, which can be accessed through this link.


Some retailers in Market Street opening Friday, May 1, 2020

Market Street is reporting that some of its retailers will be opening Friday, May 1, 2020 but not the entire facility. It will be a gradual approach over the next 30 days.

The Woodlands Mall Set to Reopen May 5, 2020

The Woodlands Mall will be reopening to the public on May 5, 2020.  The operating hours will be Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Reopened Services Starting May 1, 2020
  • Retail Stores & Shopping Malls – operating at 25% capacity
  • Dine-In Restaurant Services – operating at 25% capacity
  • Movie Theaters – operating at 25% capacity
  • Museums & Libraries – operating at 25% capacity
  • Golf Courses
  • Local Government Operations

For more information, including minimum recommended health protocols, follow this link to the Governor’s Report to Open Texas.




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