HOUSTON – Earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced phase 3 of reopening Texas, including guidelines for newly permitted outdoor events ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.
According to the guidelines, outdoor events with more than 500 people are “permissible in Texas,” but organizers must coordinate with local and county officials to provide safety protocols to safely hold the event and to retrieve approval. Factors to consider include the likelihood of individuals 65 or older attending the event and the county’s level of COVID-19 transmission.
Events with less than 500 attendees can proceed without county approval.
Safety protocols for outdoor events include the following:
- Groups of a maximum of 10 people must maintain six feet of distance between other groups or people
- Guests must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending event
- Face coverings are strongly recommended for guests, required for event workers
To read the full guidelines for outdoor events, click here.
Fourth of July events scheduled next month:
Shell Freedom Over Texas - Official Fourth of July Celebration
Date: July 4
On Monday at 11 a.m., Mayor Sylvester Turner will reveal the details for the city’s official Fourth of July celebration - Shell Freedom Over Texas, including this year’s new format and entertainment line-up and plans for a celebratory fireworks show.
Fourth of July in Magnolia
Date: July 4
Tomball Fireworks Show
Date and time: July 4, 9:30 p.m.
City of Bellaire 4th of July Celebration
Date and time: July 4, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.