Texas restaurant capacity lifted to 75%

June 12,2020


See full City of Fort Worth article here.

As part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s third phase to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19, Texas restaurants may expand their occupancy levels to 75% effective June 12.

Restaurants had previously been at 50% capacity and were allowed to expand their maximum table size from six to 10 people.

As with previous phases, the Phase 3 plan is based on the advice and support of four doctors on the Strike Force to Open Texas medical team.

Coming up on June 19, amusement parks and carnivals in counties with more than 1,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 may open at 50% capacity.

In addition, special provisions have been made for outdoor gatherings, such as Fourth of July celebrations, but Abbott said it is imperative that local organizers and public health officials collaborate on safe standards. These provisions are available on the Open Texas website.

Reminders for those going out
Wear appropriate face coverings.
Avoid congregating in groups greater than 10 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.