Gov. Abbott says bars can re-open and gives the green light to youth summer camps and pro sports.
By SARA VANDEN BERGE
In a televised press conference on Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott outlined the next phase of re-openings across Texas, adding bars to the list of businesses allowed to re-open on Friday at 25 percent capacity.
“Every decision I have made is unanimously supported by our team of medical experts,” Abbott said. “We want to open Texas in a safe and responsible way to minimize the spread of COVID-19.”
Lisa Pendleton, owner of Stephenville’s popular Hearsay Wine Bar, said she was pleased with the announcement.
“This is great news and we can hardly wait to get back to serving our customers,” she said. “It has been a long couple of months and we have missed them.”
Pendleton said the wine bar will re-open on Thursday, June 4.
“That will give us time to restock our inventory and meet the guidelines that are required of us,” she said.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM MONDAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT:
• Daycares can re-open at 25 percent capacity immediately.
• Tattoo shops, and massage and personal care businesses can open immediately.
• Youth sports camps, youth sports leagues and professional sports like golf, football, baseball and softball can resume on May 31.
• School districts have the option to host in-person summer school beginning June 1.