Texas Lobbyist News 2020

Gov. Abbott Announces Additional Openings

Governor Abbott Expands Reopened Services. On May 26, Gov. Abbott issued executive order GA-23 expanding additional services and activities allowed to open under the second phase of Texas’s reopening plan: Effective immediately, driver education programs can resume operations. Effective immediately, food-court dining areas within shopping malls can resume operations. Effective May 29, water parks can…

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COVID-19 Texas News for Lobbyists

Governor Announces Phase 2 of Open Texas Program

Governor Abbott Announces Phase 2 Reopening of Businesses. On May 18th, Governor Abbott announced an executive order governing Phase 2 of the state’s reopening, subject to sanitation, distancing, and safety standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which can be found at Gov.texas.gov/opentexas. The order, effective until June 3, 2020, includes several key dates for…

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Texas Lobbyist News 2020

COVID-19 & Special Elections Updates

Coronavirus Updates Governor Directs COVID-19 Testing in all Nursing Home Facilities. On May 11th, Governor Abbott directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to test all residents and staff in Texas nursing homes. The Governor instructed HHSC,…

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