Texas Will Be The First State to Reopen

Despite being the first to “reopen” - it won’t be instantaneous

Texas begins its reopening this week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced, outlining the plan for now.

Texas Will Be First to Open

Days ago, state parks were reopened in Texas, although face coverings or masks are still a must for any who choose to go out, as well as adhering to social distancing recommendations, with group visits limited to five or less.

April 22nd will see hospitals being allowed to resume surgeries previously put on halt because of the Coronavirus outbreak, with certain rules – the surgery in question cannot take away from the hospital’s capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. The decision-making factor on which surgery gets the green light will be made on a case by case basis.

On April 24th, retailers can start reopening, albeit with a couple of restrictions. As the virus is still potentially spreading, despite Texas having around 17,000 cases with a 29 million population, retailers will only be allowed to work on a “to-go” basis – meaning to deliver goods or services to people at home or in their cars, etc.

Despite being the first to “reopen” - it won’t be instant, the state will be reopening in stages, Gov. Greg Abbott said, in order to avoid setbacks and another wave of infections. Additionally, Abbott said that a council will be created to advise him on how to proceed with the reopening – comprised mainly of medical and economic experts.

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Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and many others.

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