Governor Abbott Issues 4 Executive Orders – Mandates Drive-Thru or Take Out Only for Dining Establishments
March 20, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott issued 4 separate Executive Orders which will become effective at Midnight, March 21st through Midnight, of April 3, 2020. Each of the orders is being issued to further mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 in Texas.
Those orders are:
Order No. 1
- In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
Order No. 2
- In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.
Order No. 3
- In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
Order No. 4
- In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.
TFFA Members Operating or Supplying Retail Facilities Please Take Note:
"This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19," the order says. "All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services."
Read the full text of the proclamation here
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