HOUSTON – Gov. Greg Abbott set the state on a road to reopen with an announcement last week that outlined steps to ease some coronavirus restrictions.
The first step happened Monday. The second step starts Wednesday and the third step starts Friday.
Here’s what you need to know about Abbott’s plan.
An executive order will allow state parks to reopen Monday, April 20. Park visitors must wear face coverings or masks, stay 6 feet away from anyone who is not a member of their household, and limit gatherings to five people or less.
Beginning Wednesday, April 22 restrictions on elective medical procedures will be loosened. Abbott cited a diagnostic test for suspected cancer as an example.
“This will allow doctors to diagnose and treat more medical conditions without needing to get an exception,” Abbott said.