The Coronavirus: Spread Facts…Not Fear

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What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. (source:

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Phase 1

  • May 1st: All retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, libraries, and museums will be allowed to open up at 25% capacity
  • If a business owner feels unsafe to re-open, they don’t have to
  • All licensed professionals: doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. are allowed to work
  • May 8th: Hair Salons and barbershops can re-open
  • Must maintain 6-foot separation between clients and masks for customers and stylists
  • Abbott clarified this part of his previous executive order, extending it to funerals, memorials, burials and weddings.
  • Gym can open May 18 at 25% capacity

Phase 2

  • Childcare services can reopen immediately
  • Summer camps can open this summer
  • Little leagues can start practicing May 31st
  • Professional sports without fans can reopen May 31st

Starting Friday May 22

  • Bars, wineries, breweries can reopen at 25% capacity
  • Restaurants up to 50% capacity

Starting May 26

  • Driving schools can open at 25% of total listed occupancy
  • Driving schools must ensure at least 6 feet social distancing between students and instructors except when
    receiving in-car instructions or if participating in a DPS road test.

Starting May 29

  • Indoor waterparks may operate up to 25% of the total listed occupancy of the indoor
    waterpark facility and outdoor waterparks may operate up to 25% of the normal operating limits as
    determined by the waterpark operator. Waterpark operators must close any components of the waterpark
    that have interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas, amusement, and video game areas.

Phase 3

Effective June 3:

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

Effective June 12:

  • Restaurants may expand their occupancy levels to 75%.

Effective June 19:

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

For a full list of re-openings, click here!