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PYT Client Alert: Governor Abbott re-opens more of Texas' economy

Gov. Abbott Expands Openings of Certain Businesses and Activities

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Abbott announced he was expanding the businesses and activities that could begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Along with the businesses that were re-opened last Friday, cosmetology salons, tanning salons, and swimming pools are allowed to re-open on Friday, May 8th. All must follow social distancing of six feet foot of distance. Pools may open at a 25% capacity.

Offices in office buildings and gyms may begin to re-open on May 18th at a 25% capacity.

Gov. Abbott's task force is still working on the best way to re-open bars.

COVID-19 Trends 05/05/2020

Today's COVID-19 Trends report compiled by Chris Tackett is pulled from the numbers reported on May 5, 2020. The biggest takeaways include:

  1. Texas has 33,912 cases, 925 deaths,and have tested 427,210 people.
  2. Texas is ranked 43rd in Testing per 100K people compared to the other states.

As always, PYT will do our best to stay on top of the latest news, but in the meantime continuously check with the Texas Education Agency, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most recent reports concerning COVID-19 and what your school district can do to stay ahead of the illness.