In a noon press conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott outlined details on how his team plans to gradually reopen the economy of Texas.

Some of the highlights that came from conference included:

  • All schools, public, private, and colleges, are to remain closed through the end of 2019-2020 school year
  • An easing on the restrictions on medical procedures and surgeries
  • A creation of a strikeforce of economic and health leaders to structure and guide the safe reopening of Texas businesses
  • Opening more retail stores and allowing them to conduct business using the delivery or curbside models already in place for many businesses, basically retail-to-go.
  • Reopening of Texas State Parks beginning Monday, April 20th
  • Tight restrictions are to remain in place concerning residents and staff members of nursing homes and assisted living centers
  • Social distancing policies are to remain in place for the foreseeable future

Essential Businesses That Remain Open in Lubbock, Texas


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