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Phase III of Open Texas plan now in place

Published on June 5, 2020 under RRnews

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on June 3 announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50 percent capacity, with very limited exceptions. Business that previously have been able to operate at 100 percent capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits. 

Effective June 3

  • All businesses currently operating at 25 percent capacity can expand their occupancy to 50 percent with certain exceptions. 
  • Bars and similar establishments may increase their capacity to 50 percent as long as patrons are seated.
  • Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with less than 1,000 confirmed positive cases may open at 50 percent capacity. 
  • Restaurants may expand their maximum table size from 6 to 10 persons.  

Effective June 12

  • Restaurants may expand their occupancy levels to 75 percent. 
  • Counties with 10 or less active COVID-19 cases may expand their occupancy limits to 75 percent.

Effective June 19

  • Amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 may open at 50 percent capacity.

Additional Openings

Special provisions have been made for outdoor gatherings, such as Fourth of July celebrations, but it is imperative that local officials and public health officials collaborate on safe standards. These provisions are included in the Governor’s Executive Order and are also available on the Open Texas webpage. 

Further Protocols

All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols from DSHS. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit

Reminders for those going out:

  • Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.
  • People should not be in groups greater than ten when possible.
  • People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
  • People are still asked to avoid nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities.

Open Texas checklists, Phase III, effective June 3, 2020




As Previously Posted

From the Texas Education Agency

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Source: City of Round Rock