Abbott: Bars, child care facilities can reopen

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks with President Donald Trump during a meeting about the coronavirus response in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott this afternoon announced additional reopening of businesses that include bars and wine tasting rooms.

Child Care facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA can reopen immediately.

Beginning on Friday, restaurants can open at a 50 percent capacity, bars and wine tasting locations can open at a 25 percent capacity. Bowling alleys will also be able to reopen but at a 25 percent capacity, as well as bingo halls and skating rinks.

On May 31, Little leagues, youth camps and daytime and overnight camps can open as well. Professional sports such as auto racing, baseball, football, basketball, tennis and golf can return on May. 31 but with no audiences.

Zoos may also reopen on May 29 at 25 percent of their normal operating limit.

Abbott said school districts have the option of holding Summer School as soon as June 1 and as long as they follow  safe distancing practices and other health protocols.

A list of scheduled reopenings can be found at: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas