North Texas is three days away from a roll-back of relaxed state COVID-19 restrictions By Jack Highberger • Published November 30, 2020 • Updated on … As of Friday, Texas eateries can now operate to up to 50 percent capacity. However, capacity limits don’t apply to patios, according to Texas Gov. But bars must remain closed. That's up 25 percent from the previous week. Executive Order GA-19: Relating to hospital capacity. Executive Order GA-18: Relating to the opening of certain services. Texas restaurants are once again limited to operating at 50% capacity in an effort to slow the recent increase in coronavirus cases. Greg Abbott is ordering bars to close again and restaurants to reduce seating capacity amid a surge in new coronavirus cases. TYLER, Texas — More than two months after Governor Abbott ordered all dining rooms closed, restaurants are now allowed to operate at 75% capacity. During a press conference held on May 5, Abbott clarified that outdoor seating areas — patios, courtyards, porches, sidewalk areas — can accommodate as many … As … At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to allow restaurants to expand their indoor dining capacity, while requiring that bars still remain closed. Restaurants, office buildings, gyms, retail stores and museums can increase capacity from 50 to 75%. From Nov. 20 until Jan. 3, restaurants, bars and similar establishments that serve alcohol must close by 11 p.m. Gyms, fitness centers, hair salons and spas can operate if they have safety precautions in place. Gov. The relaxed restrictions means some furloughed workers get to come back to work. Updated at 1:59 p.m. Texas Gov. Some Texas restaurant owners said it will be nearly impossible to adhere to social distancing guidelines while expanding their seating to 75% capacity next week. Greg Abbott issued the order on Friday, and it took effect on Monday. Executive Order GA-20: Relating to expanding travel without restrictions. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) provides the minimum standards for food safety in the state with the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER). Building on already enhanced safeguards, Boudro’s Texas Bistro announces today it has … However, cities that have a charter in place have the ability to enforce more stringent rules and regulations. Texas restaurants have been allowed to reopen their dining rooms at 25 percent of their pre-pandemic seating capacity since last Friday. Greg Abbott. Texas Restaurant Installs COVID-19-Killing Air Filtration Machines. The Texas Workforce Commission issued new guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their eligibility for unemployment benefits should they refuse to return to work due to COVID-19. Restaurants can expand to 66 percent seating capacity for indoor or outdoor dining services, as long as other restrictions are followed. On April 17, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued several Executive Orders to begin the process of re-opening the state of Texas: The first phase of the Governor Abbott’s plan to Open Texas began today, allowing retail stores, restaurants, malls, and movie theaters to reopen at 25% capacity.