HOUSTON – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he was going to begin a phased reopening of Texas starting Friday, May 1.
The current statewide “stay home” order will expire on Thursday and starting Friday, May 1, Phase 1 of the reopening of Texas will begin. As part of Phase 1, restaurants, retailers, museums and libraries can reopen, provided they follow strict social distancing and hygiene protocols.
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One of the most frequently asked questions KPRC 2 has received since Abbott made the announcement is whether Texans can still get alcohol-to-go as bars will still not be able to open on May 1.
Tuesday night, Abbott confirmed on Twitter that Texans can still get alcohol-to-go or have alcohol delivered with orders from restaurants after May 1.
“From what I hear from Texans, we may just let this keep going on forever,” Abbott added.
Under the current waiver issued by Abbott last month, restaurants with a mixed beverage permit may sell beer, wine or mixed drinks for delivery as long as they are ordered with food from the restaurant.