State Declarations & Executive Orders

On September 17, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced select expanded business openings in Texas. The following entities may operate at up to 75% capacity as of September 21, 2020, if the business is located in a hospital service area with low COVID-19 hospitalization rates:

Businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Guidance for employers and employees, as well as Open Texas Checklists by business type, can be found on the Open Texas Website.


 July 2, 2020 
Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

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June 28, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.


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June 25, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Expanding Hospital Capacity


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June 3, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III to Open Texas

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May 6, 2020
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order to Expand Openings of Certain Business and Activities

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April 27, 2020

 

Governor Abbott Announces Phase One to Open Texas,
Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols

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View Open Texas Report
View Executive Orders:
  • GA-18: Relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
  • GA-19: Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster.
  • GA-20: Relating to expanding travel without restrictions as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster.


April 17, 2020 

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

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March 31, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order On Essential Services 

GA-14 Essential Services Designation
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March 29, 2020

Governor Expands Executive Order For Air Traveler Quarantine

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March 29, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating Quarantine For Certain Road Travelers

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March 29, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Relating To County And Municipal Jail Detention

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March 26, 2020

Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating Quarantine For Certain Air Travelers

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View Executive Order Here


March 24, 2020 

Governor Issues Executive Order On COVID-19 Reporting

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 March 22, 2020 

Governor Issues Executive Order Increasing Hospital Capacity

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March 19, 2020 

Governor Issues Executive Orders To Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

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View Executive Order Here


March 19, 2020 

State Health Services Issues Public Health Disaster Declaration

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View Declaration Here


March 13, 2020 

Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster In Texas Due To COVID-19 Reporting

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View Proclamation Here