Now, more than ever, the responsible actions of each and every Texas resident will be vital in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. It will take the collective action of all Texans to help keep their neighbors safe while also keeping our businesses open and protecting our livelihoods. Texans can do their part to protect themselves and others by following some simple steps, including:

• wearing a mask,

• washing hands regularly,

• staying 6 feet apart from others in public and

• staying home if possible.

Businesses and residents are also urged to continue following the Minimum Standard Health Protocols established by the Texas Department of State Health Services and available online at https://open.texas.gov/.

Gov. Abbott has recently taken executive action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and has temporarily paused the state’s reopening process. The actions in the governor’s executive order (GA-28) are essential to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health. It is the governor’s goal for these actions to be as limited in duration as possible but it will take all of us working together to stay safe while getting back to business.

Our office will continue to provide the latest COVID-19 resources for Texas businesses and communities on our website at https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus and social media channels. We look forward to keeping you informed as we look towards the future. We hope you will continue to stay safe and healthy and remain #TexasBizStrong.

Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office

Austin

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