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Texarkana Area Bars Must Close Again, Restaurants Back to 50%
Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell received notification Saturday, January 2, 2020, from Dr John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of Texas Department of State Health Services, notifying him that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area F have exceeded 15% of capacity for at least seven consecutive day…
11 PM Closing for Ark Businesses Licensed to Sell, Serve Alcohol
In the continuing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Arkansas Health Department has issued a directive that Arkansas businesses that are licensed to sell and allow consumption of alcohol on their premises must close by 11 p.m., Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today (Thursday, November 19…
Texas Governor Issues Executive Order To Open Some Bars
Governor Greg Abbott yesterday 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…
Texas Expands Capacity For Certain Services/Nursing Homes
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the state's ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. During the press conference, the Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and…
State Applies For $300/Week Funds for Unemployed Texans
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has applied for additional unemployment benefit funding made available through President Trump's Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order. If granted, this funding will provide an additional $300 per week in benefits for…
Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to …
Texas Governor Calls For Unity And Peaceful Protests
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Dallas where he provided an update on Texas' response to protest violence across the state. In his remarks, the Governor called for swift justice in the case of George Floyd’s death, and discussed the ways Texas is working with local law enforcem…

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