Current County & State Executive orders

Texas Executive Order GA-23
Gov. Abbott recently announced more Executive Orders that allow more businesses to partially reopen, as well as, business that are allowed to expand capacity.
Download the full order here: Exec. Order GA-23 Expanding Open Texas

Brief Summary of Executive Order:
 - Continue to minimize social gatherings & contact with persons who
   are not of the same household  
 - Strongly encourage anyone who is 65 or older to stay home as
   much as possible & avoid contact with anyone who has been
   outside the home
- People shall not visit nursing homes, state supported living centers,
  assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide
  critical assistance as determined through guidance from the Texas
  Health and Human Services Commission
- More designated businesses may re-open at 25% of total capacity & others
  are able to expand capacity to 50%
- All people and businesses should follow the minimum standard health
  protocols published by the Texas Department of State Health
  Services (DSHS) and follow the guidelines from the President and the CDC

Links to DSHS Minimum Standard Health Protocol Checklists

Documents from dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas:
- Special Guidance for Texans Over 65
- Protocols for Individuals

All following protocol links are in alphabetical order.
Some more protocols were updated on 5-22-2020. This is indicated to the right of the links.
The date the protocols go into effect, after May 22, are listed to the right of the links below.

- Bars (updated)
- Bar Patrons 

- Barber Shops
- Barber Shop Customers

- Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Simulcasting, and Skating Rinks 
- Bowling, Bingo, Simulcasting, and Staking Customers 

- Cosmetology Salons and Hair Salons
- Cosmetology Salon and Hair Salon Customers

- Child Care Centers
- Child Care Families

- Churches & Places of Worship
- Churches and Places of Worship Attendees 

- Day Youth Camp Operators (May 31)
- Day Youth Camp Families (May 31)

- Gyms and Exercise Facilities 
- Gyms and Exercise Facility Patrons 

- Manufacturers 

- Massage, Personal Care, & Beauty Services
- Massage, Personal Care, & Beauty Service Customers

- Movie Theaters
- Movie Theater Customers 

- Museums & Libraries (updated)
- Museum & Library Visitors (updated)

- Nail Salons and Shops
- Nail Salon Customers

- Office-Based Employers 
- Office-Based Employees 

- Outdoor Sport Participants

- Overnight Youth Camp Operators (May 31)
- Overnight Youth Camp Families (May 31)

- Parks, Beaches, and Bodies of Water (updated)

- Professional Sports without In-Person Spectators (May 31)

- Restaurants (updated)
- Restaurant Customers 

- Retailers 
- Retail Customers 

- Rodeo and Equestrian Events 

- Single Person Offices

- Tanning Salons
- Tanning Salon Customers

- Wedding Reception Venues
- Wedding Reception Attendees 

- Wedding Venues
- Wedding Attendees 

- Youth Clubs
- Youth Club Participants

- Youth Sports Operators (May 31)
- Youth Sports Families (May 31)

- Zoos, Aquariums, and Natural Caverns (*Zoos open may 29)
- Zoo, Aquarium, and Natural Cavern Visitors (*Zoos open may 29)







Re-Opening Mandates for Businesses and Customers in GA-23
“Covered Services” shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 3.0 or any subsequent version, plus religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship. These covered services are not subject to the conditions and limitations, including occupancy or operating limits, set forth below for other covered services.

“Covered Services” shall also consist of the following to the extent they are not already CISA services or religious services, subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below:

1. Retail services that may be provided through pick-up, delivery by mail, or
    delivery to the customer’s doorstep.
2. In-store, non-CISA retail services, for retail establishments that operate at
    up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the retail establishment.
3. Dine-in restaurant services, for restaurants that operate at up to 25 percent
    of the total listed occupancy of the restaurant, effective until 12:01 a.m. on
    Friday, May 22, 2020, when this provision is superseded by the provision
    set forth below for expanded dine-in restaurant services; provided,
    however, that
          a. this applies only to restaurants that have less than 51 percent of their
              gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages; and
          b. any components of the restaurants that have interactive functions or
              exhibits, including child play areas, interactive games, and video
              arcades, must remain closed.
4. Movie theaters that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed
    occupancy of any individual theater for any screening; provided, however,
    that components of the movie theaters that have video arcades or
    interactive games must remain closed.
5. Shopping malls that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed
    occupancy of the shopping mall; provided, however, that within shopping
    malls, the food-court dining areas, play areas, video arcades, and
    interactive displays and settings must remain closed.
6. Museums and libraries that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed
    occupancy; provided, however, that
          a. local public museums and local public libraries may so operate only
              if permitted by the local government; and b. any components of
              museums or libraries that have interactive functions or exhibits,
              including child play areas, must remain closed.
7. Golf course operations.
8. Local government operations, including county and municipal
    governmental operations relating to licensing (including marriage licenses),
    permitting, recordation, and document-filing services, as determined by the
    local government.
9. Wedding venues and the services required to conduct weddings; provided,
    however, that for weddings held indoors other than at a church,
    congregation, or house of worship, the facility may operate at up to 25
    percent of the total listed occupancy of the facility.
10. Wedding reception services, for facilities that operate at up to 25 percent
      of the total listed occupancy of the facility.
11. Cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons/shops, and
      other establishments where licensed cosmetologists or barbers practice
      their trade; provided, however, that all such salons, shops, and
      establishments must ensure at least six feet of social distancing between
      operating work stations.
12. Tanning salons; provided, however, that all such salons must ensure at
       least six feet of social distancing between operating work stations.
13. Swimming pools, as determined by each pool owner; provided,
      however, that
          a. indoor swimming pools may operate at up to 25 percent of the total
              listed occupancy of the pool facility; and
          b. outdoor swimming pools may operate at up to 25 percent of normal
              operating limits as determined by the pool owner.
14. Non-CISA services provided by office workers in offices that operate at up
      to the greater of (i) ten individuals, or (ii) 25 percent of the total office
      workforce; provided, however, that the individuals maintain appropriate
      social distancing.
15. Non-CISA manufacturing services, for facilities that operate at up to 25
      percent of the total listed occupancy of the facility.
16. Gyms and exercise facilities and classes that operate at up to 25 percent
      of the total listed occupancy of the gym or exercise facility; provided,
      however, that locker rooms and shower facilities must remain closed, but
      restrooms may open.
17. Starting immediately for all Texas counties except Deaf Smith, El Paso,
      Moore, Potter, and Randall counties:
          a. Massage establishments and other facilities where licensed
              massage therapists or other persons licensed or otherwise
              authorized to practice under Chapter 455 of the Texas Occupations
              Code practice their trade; provided, however, that all such facilities
              must ensure at least six feet of social distancing between operating
              work stations.
b. Personal-care and beauty services that have not already been reopened,
    such as tattoo studios, piercing studios, hair removal services, and hair
    loss treatment and growth services; provided, however, that (i) all such
    facilities must ensure at least six feet of social distancing between
    operating work stations; and (ii) to the extent such services are licensed or
    otherwise regulated by Texas law, such services may operate only as
    permitted by Texas law.
c. Child-care services other than youth camps as described below; provided,
    however, that to the extent such services are licensed or otherwise
    regulated by Texas law, such services may operate only as permitted by
    Texas law.
18. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, for all Texas counties
      except Deaf Smith, El Paso, Moore, Potter, and Randall counties:
          a. Dine-in restaurant services, for restaurants that operate at up to 50
              percent of the total listed occupancy of the restaurant; provided,
              however that (i) this applies only to restaurants that have less than
              51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic
              beverages; and (ii) any components of the restaurants that have
              interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas, interactive
              games, and video arcades, must remain closed.
          b. Bars and similar establishments that are not restaurants as defined
              above, that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage
              Commission, and that are not otherwise expressly prohibited in this
              executive order, for such establishments that operate at up to 25
               percent of the total listed occupancy of the establishment; provided,
               however, that any components of the establishments that have
               interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas,
               interactive games, and video arcades, must remain closed.
           c. Aquariums, natural caverns, and similar facilities (excluding zoos)
               that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy or, for
               outdoor areas, at up to 25 percent of the normal operating limits as
               determined by the facility owner; provided, however, that (i) local
               public facilities may so operate only if permitted by the local
               government; and (ii) any components of the facilities that have
               interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas, must
               remain closed.
           d. Bowling alleys, bingo halls, simulcast racing to the extent authorized
               by state law, and skating rinks that operate at up to 25 percent of
               the total listed occupancy of the establishment; provided, however,
               that (i) bowling alleys must ensure at least six feet of social
               distancing between operating lanes; and (ii) components of the
               establishments that have video arcades must remain closed.
           e. Rodeos and equestrian events that operate at up to 25 percent of
               the total listed occupancy or, for outdoor areas, at up to 25 percent
               of the normal operating limits as determined by the facility owner;
               provided, however, that this authorizes only the rodeo or equestrian
               event and not larger gatherings, such as county fairs, in which such
               an event may be held.
            f. Drive-in concerts, under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social
               distancing, that generally require spectators to remain in their
               vehicles, and that minimize in-person contact between people who
               are not in the same household or vehicle.
           g. Amateur sporting events (i) at which there is no access to the
               general public allowed; and (ii) for which all participants have tested
               negative for COVID-19 prior to the event, are quarantined for the
               duration of the event, are temperature-checked and monitored for
               symptoms daily, and are tested again for COVID- 19 at the end of
               the event.
19. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020, for Deaf Smith, El Paso, Moore, Potter, and Randall counties:
          a. All services that were restored for other Texas counties on Monday,
              May 18 and Friday, May 22, 2020, in numbers 17 and 18 above.
20. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020, for all Texas counties:
          a. Outdoor areas of zoos that operate at up to 25 percent of the normal
              operating limits as determined by the zoo owner; provided, however,
              that (i) indoor areas of zoos, other than restrooms, must remain
              closed; (ii) any components of the zoos that have interactive
              functions or exhibits, including child play areas, must remain closed;
              and (iii) local public zoos may so operate only if permitted by the
              local government.
21. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020, for all Texas counties:
          a. Professional basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football, and
              car racing events, with no spectators physically present on the
              premises of the venue, as approved on a league-by-league basis by
              DSHS, in consultation with the Office of the Governor and any
              recommendations by the advisory Strike Force to Open Texas,
              based on whether the league has submitted a plan that applies to all
              events and that meets the minimum health and safety standards;
              provided, however, that each league must submit, along with a
              request for approval in the manner prescribed by DSHS, a plan that
              incorporates applicable minimum standard health protocols
              recommended by DSHS, as applicable, and such additional
              measures as are needed to ensure a safe plan for conducting the
              event.
          b. Youth camps, including but not limited to those defined as such
              under Chapter 141 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and
              including all summer camps and other daytime and overnight camps
              for youths.
          c. Youth sports programs; provided, however, that practices may begin,
               but games and similar competitions may not begin until June 15,
               2020.
22. For Texas counties that have filed with DSHS, and are in compliance with,
      the requisite attestation form promulgated by DSHS regarding five or
      fewer cases of COVID-19, those services, establishments, and facilities
      listed above with 25 percent occupancy or operating limits may, as
      otherwise defined and limited above, operate at up to 50 percent.
23. Such additional services as may be enumerated by future executive
      orders or proclamations by the governor.


San Patricio County’s Current Executive Order Overview


San Patricio County Executive Order DK-03
County Judge David Krebs announced Executive Order DK-03 which updates the mandates to largely reflect Governor Abbott’s recent Executive Order and extends the Stay at Home Work Safe Measures through May 26, 2020. This order took effect on Monday, May 4, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Summary of Executive Order DK-03:
 - Continue to minimize social gatherings & contact with persons who are not of the same household  
 - Strongly encourage anyone who is 65 or older to stay home as much as possible & avoid contact with anyone who has been outside the home
 - People shall not visit nursing home, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance
 - Reopened Services, as defined by the Governor Executive Orders, are required to follow the specific sector guidance in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas and
   shall conspicuously post the applicable maximum occupancy required under the Governor’s Order
 - Anyone providing or obtaining essential or reopened services shall follow the minimum standard health protocols published by the Texas Department of State
   Health Services. (Links to all DSHS Health Protocol checklists are provided above)
 - Individuals may engage in outdoor activity and sports as long as there’s no person-to-person contact & no more than 4 participants engaged in the activity
 - Rental property owners must suspend evictions for at least the next 30 days
 - Foreclosure proceedings within San Patricio County are suspended for at least the next 30 days
 - All courts within San Patricio County restrict non-essential in person proceedings in accordance with Twelfth Emergency Order of the Supreme Court of Texas
 - All County-owned parks shall remain closed 

Download the full San Patricio County Order here: Executive Order DK-03
     This order is subject to early termination or extension.