COVID-19 Update: Dining-In Restaurants Banned

Dining-In, Social Gatherings of 10+ Banned thru April 3rd (extension possible)

Governor’s Executive Order effective at Midnight Friday, March 20th:

  • Every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. 
  • 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. 
  • People shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance. 
  • Schools shall temporarily close thru April 3rd.

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. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVD-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire.