COUNTY JUDGE ISSUES PRESS RELEASE REGARDING OPENING OF BARS
October 13, 2020: After discussing with local mayors, city staffs, including feedback from Medical City’s executive leadership, the decision has been made as a team to open the bars in Parker County on October 14, 2020. Based on the feedback received and evaluating our current numbers, we feel comfortable we can take this action and continue to maintain an effective containment strategy in Parker County. We will continue to monitor the data received by DSHS as we go forward, as well as hospital bed capacity.
The opening of the bars will be required to abide by the minimum standard health protocols as outlined by TABC. If these restrictions and rules are not followed, then we will have to shut these businesses down again. So, taking personal responsibility is critical as we continue to get our businesses open again and get our economy opened up.
To review to minimum standard health protocols, visit: https://www.parkercountytx.com/DocumentCenter/View/7239/OpenTexas-Checklist-Bars
GOVERNOR ABBOTT ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER GA32 TO EXPAND OPENINGS
October 8, 2020: Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. The Governor's Executive Order also increases the occupancy levels for all business establishments other than bars to 75%. Read Order: https://www.parkercountytx.com/DocumentCenter/View/7225/EO-GA-32_continued_response_to_COVID-19_IMAGE_10-07-2020
GOVERNOR ABBOTT ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER ga30 TO EXPAND OPENINGS
September 17, 2020: This order does not supersede Executive Orders GA-10, GA-13, GA-17, GA-19, GA-24, GA-25, GA-27, or GA-29. Read order: https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-30_expanded_openings_COVID-19.pdf