On May 18, 2020, Governor Abbott announced Texas is ready to move into Phase II of his campaign to “reopen Texas,” but cautioned that the most vulnerable populations should continue to stay home when possible. The following businesses/organizations must follow the guidelines found here.
In laying out the executive order, Governor Abbott stated:
Highlights of Executive Order GA-23 include:
The executive order, as it pertains to hair and nail salons, is retroactive to April 2, 2020, to the extent necessary to supersede and nullify the existence of any prior or existing local executive order, the violation of which could form the basis for confinement in jail. Additionally, all existing state executive orders relating to COVID-19 are amended to eliminate confinement in jail as an available penalty for violating the order.
View Governor Abbott’s press release regarding this announcement. For a guide to all of Governor Abbott’s Coronavirus executive orders, click here. View Texans Helping Texans: The Governor's Report to Open Texas.
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