With COVID-19 cases on the rise across our area, there are new restrictions for restaurants and bars in Texarkana. But what does that mean for you?

In Texarkana Texas, here are the changes that you need to know. Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell received notification from the Commissioner of Texas Department of State Health Services, notifying him that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area F have exceeded 15% of capacity for at least seven consecutive days. What does that mean? Bars in Texarkana Texas have to close again and restaurants are back to 50% occupancy.

In Texarkana, Arkansas, the Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero extended the 11 p.m. closing time for bars and restaurants that serve alcohol for 30 days as the number of people hospitalized in the state due to coronavirus reached another record high. This order has now been extended to February 3, 2021. Restaurants are still required to maintain a 66 percent capacity as well.

As you can see the biggest changes will affect bars and restaurants on the Texas side a little harder. Please remember that these local businesses need your help to survive in these difficult times so remember to order out form your favorite local restaurant and bar and grill and shop local.

 

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