Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday afternoon in a press conference a long list of businesses and programs clear to reopen. Here is a summary of Monday’s big announcement:
- Abbott says Texas will enter Phase 2 of reopening, with guidelines on social distancing and sanitation protocols can be found on Abbott’s OpenTexas website.
- Childcare services, youth clubs such as YMCA and non-essential offices can reopen starting Monday.
- Summer camps, youth camps and little league programs can begin May 31.
- In-person summer school can begin June 1
The news on summer camps, childcare and summer school have prompted both positive and negative reactions from Texans on social media. Here’s what they had to say:
Texas allowing summer camps and childcare to be open is wild. They’re tryna get ppl off unemployment by any means.— Big Body (@_JustLeslie) May 18, 2020
THANK YOU, GOVERNOR ABBOTT!!! We are back to business in Texas! May 22...Restaurants at 50% and Bars at 25%. Summer camps and Vacation Bible Schools back open. Child care open. I'm glad to live in Texas!!!— DSK (@dscamardo) May 18, 2020
Texas: let’s close schools to prevent the spread of covid-19— Regg (@oh_reggie) May 18, 2020
Also Texas: lets have summer camps for kids! :D
Ima quit this job. Ain’t nobody’s child getting me sick 😷