Governor Expands Open Texas Plan to Phase 2
On May 18, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced the second phase of Open Texas and provided an updated list of businesses and activities that can resume and when.
On May 26, Governor Abbott issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open. With this proclamation, water parks, recreational sport programs for adults, driver education programs, and food-court dining areas within shopping malls can begin operations with limited occupancy or regulations to protect the health and safety of Texans.
A list of the expanded business openings are posted in the links below, along with health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow.
The City of Seguin is following Governor Abbott's three-phase plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
OPEN - EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2020
- Childcare centers may reopen with restrictions and enhanced sanitation practices in place, including modified drop-off and pick-up procedures, and screening of staff and children upon arrival. Standards for the number of children per caregiver – and square-foot requirements - have also changed.
- Massage, personal care and beauty services including electrolysis, waxing, tattoo studios, piercing studios, and hair loss treatment and growth services, may reopen. Their restrictions are in line with those placed on hair and nail salons.
- Youth Clubs (i.e. scouts, FFA, etc.) may resume, limited to no more than 10 individuals gathered at a time while indoors.
- Youth Clubs
- Youth Club Participants
- Youth Sports Operators
- Youth Sports Families
- Gyms / Exercise Facilities (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Gym / Exercise Facility Patrons (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Office buildings can expand staffing to the greater of 10 employees or 25% of their workforce, provided that individuals maintain appropriate social distancing.
- Office-Based Employers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Office-Based Employees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Manufacturers (Updated May 18, 2020)
OPEN - EFFECTIVE MAY 22, 2020
- Bars, bowling alleys, aquariums, natural caverns, bingo halls and skating rinks may reopen at 25% capacity. Bar restrictions include providing service only to seated individuals, discouraging activities with close human contact like dancing, and guidelines similar to restaurants such as not allowing tables larger than 6 people.
- Bars (Updated May 22, 2020)
- Bar Patrons
- Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcasting, Skating Rinks
- Bowling, Bingo, Simulcasting, Skating Customers
- Outdoor Motorsports (Updated May 22, 2020)
- Rodeos and equestrian events may reopen at 25% capacity, though larger gatherings like county fairs are not yet allowed.
- Drive-in concerts may begin as long as spectators remain in their vehicles and in-person contact is minimized
- Restaurants may begin operating at 50% capacity, though child play areas, interactive games and video arcades must remain closed.
- Retailers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Retail Customers (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Movie Theaters (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Movie Theater Customers (Updated May 18, 2020)
State libraries and museums opened May 1, and local public museums and libraries may reopen only if permitted by the local government. **NOTE: The Seguin Public Library will remain closed until further notice. Curbside service is still available. For specific information related to health protocols for Museums and Libraries and customers of these businesses, click the following link for guides and checklists (REVISED May 18, 2020):
- Single Person Office Guide
- Churches and Places of Worship (Updated May 26, 2020)
- Church / Worship Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Outdoor Sports Participant Guide
- Driver education programs can resume operations immediately.
OPEN - EFFECTIVE MAY 29, 2020
- Beginning Friday, May 29th, water parks can open but must limit their occupancy to 25% of normal operating limits. Components of these water parks that have video arcades must remain closed.
OPEN - EFFECTIVE MAY 31, 2020
- Professional basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football and car racing may resume WITHOUT spectators physically present. Starting Sunday, May 31st, recreational sports programs for adults can resume, but games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15th.
- Professional Sports Without In-Person Spectators
- Adult Recreational Sports Operators
- Adult Recreation Sport Participants
- Youth camps, including overnight camps, may resume with restrictions and enhanced sanitation practices in place.
- Day Youth Camp Operators
- Day Youth Camp Families
- Overnight Youth Camp Operators
- Overnight Youth Camp Families
- Professional Sports Leagues (Updated May 22, 2020)
- Youth sport practices may resume with restrictions, including only one parent or guardian present as a spectator. Games and similar competitions, with or without spectators, may not begin until June 15.
OPEN - EFFECTIVE MAY 8, 2020
- Barber Shops
- Barber Shop Customers
- Cosmetology / Hair Salons
- Cosmetology / Hair Salon Customers
- Nail Salons / Shops
- Nail Salon Customers
- Tanning Salons
- Tanning Salon Customers
ADDITIONAL OPENING CHECKLISTS:
- Individuals (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Special Guidance for Texans Over 65
- Parks / Beaches / Bodies of Water (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Wedding Reception Venues
- Wedding Reception Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
- Wedding Venues
- Wedding Attendees (Updated May 18, 2020)
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY PROGRAMS OPENING
- School districts can hold summer school with social distancing guidelines in place.
Under the current orders, interactive amusement venues such as video arcades and amusement parks remain closed. **Nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities must remain closed to visitors unless to provide critical assistance.
MASK ORDERS FOR SEGUIN BUSINESSES
Seguin businesses and nonprofit organizations can sign up below to purchase masks to provide to their employees and volunteers. The masks are being sold at cost by the City of Seguin as a way to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while still reopening Seguin's economy. Click here to order masks.
The City has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions as it relates to Open Texas/Open Seguin. Click here for FAQ's and answers.
For questions or concerns about guidelines to Open Seguin, please email email@example.com and a City representative will respond as quickly as possible. You can also call 830-386-2219.