Texas Governor Adds Services And Activities To Open Soon Under Phase II
Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open. In this proclamation, water parks, adult recreational sports programs, drivers ed, and food-court dining areas inside shopping malls can begin operations with limited occupancy or regulations to protect the health and safety of Texans.
Beginning this Friday, May 29th, water parks can open but must limit their occupancy to 25% of normal operating limits. Components of these water parks that have video arcades must remain closed. Starting Sunday, May 31st, recreational sports programs for adults can resume, but games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15th. Driver education programs can resume operations immediately.
Food-court dining areas within shopping malls can also immediately resume operations, but malls are encouraged to designate one or more individuals who are responsible for ensuring health and safety practices are followed, including: limiting tables to six individuals; maintaining a six-feet distance between individuals sitting at different tables; cleaning and disinfecting tables between uses; and ensuring no condiments or other items are left on tables between customer uses.
According to the Press Release, minimum standard health protocols outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are recommended and located on the Open Texas webpage.