Texas Political News for Lobbyists 2020

Governor Abbott Increases Precautions as COVID-19 Numbers Rise

Governor Abbott Increases Precautions as COVID-19 Numbers Rise This week, Governor Greg Abbott has taken several measures to increase protection of Texans from COVID-19. Today, the Governor announced a statewide facemask mandate. Governor Abbott’s executive order requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with…

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Governor Abbott Combats COVID-19 Spike

Governor Abbott Suspends Further Openings This week, Texas saw an increase in COVID-19 cases. In response, Governor Greg Abbott issued three executive orders and announced a temporary pause of any further phases to open Texas. This morning, Governor Abbott released an Executive Order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by restricting high traffic areas. The…

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Governor Announces Third Phase of Openings

Governor Announces Third Phase of Reopening. On June 3, Governor Greg Abbott announced an executive order implementing the third phase of the plan to reopen the state during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing most businesses to operate at 50% capacity effective immediately. Meeting and event venues may operate at 50% capacity indoors and without a capacity…

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