Governor Greg Abbott announced the next phase of openings (Phase 2) on Monday. Gov Abbott specifically mentioned our area again during the press conference saying that Phase 2 opening dates for Moore County have been pushed back by one week to May 29th. This is due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in our area.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Gov. Abbott Delays Phase 2 openings for Moore County

Gov Abbott: Phase 2 openings for Moore, Randall, Potter, and Deaf Smith counties delayed. Pushed back to May 29th.

Posted by Moore County Journal on Monday, May 18, 2020

Download the Open Texas report to see the exact Phase 2 opening details.

Highlights from Gov Abbott’s press conference:
– Gov. Abbott: “Every decision I have made is unanimously supported by a medical team of experts.”
– Opening in Phase 2 (May 29th): Other personal services business, office buildings, child care services such as boys and girls clubs, YMCA, etc.
– May29th these can expand: restaurants increase to 50% capacity… Bars, bowling alleys, and others can open to 25% capacity.
– May 31st – Little league can open. (with spectators) – All summer camps, other sporting can open…
– Summer School – June 1st classes can begin

Other notable remarks by Gov. Abbott
– “Safe practices save lives”
– Senior Citizens – “continue to stay at home if possible”
– Currently 25K tests per day in Texas
– Nursing homes, jails, meatpacking plants – top three hot spots in Texas
– Surge teams ran by Texas Division of Emergency Management = 35K total tests in TX
– Key metrics to watch going forward: Positivity Rate and Hospitalization rate