Here are the most important things happening this week:
- Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to announce another set of reopening plans on Monday.
- Certain businesses are slated to reopen Monday including office buildings, gyms and manufacturing facilities.
- City of Houston will hold first-ever virtual city council meeting Tuesday.
- Galveston County, UTMB will offer free testing to all residents Wednesday
Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to announce another set of reopening plans Monday
Gov. Greg Abbott is slated to announce another set of reopening plans on Monday. The 2 p.m. announcement is expected to come as the state continues to adjust to new reopening measures. You can watch Abbott’s news conference here.
At the end of April, Abbott allowed the state’s stay home order to expire and rolled back some coronavirus restrictions amid a new phase in the state’s response to the coronavirus. Initially, restaurants, churches, malls, retail stores and some other businesses were permitted to resume operations, with strict limits on capacity. By May 8, hair salons, barbershops and other beauty businesses got the green light to open up shop.
On Monday, May 18, more business will be allowed to reopen including gyms, nonessential offices and manufacturing facilities.
What will reopen in Texas on Monday
Governor Greg Abbott is expected to make an announcement on Monday that may address when some facilities that remain shuttered like bars can reopen, but certain businesses are already slated to reopen Monday.