HOUSTON – Responses were swift Monday after following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order on opening the state during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are some of the social media reactions to the governor’s efforts to roll-out out a two-phase plan to reopen the state’s retail stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, museums, libraries, and select additional establishments at reduced capacity.
Where in the world are you on this issue @GovAbbott? #Texas has historically lead on so many fronts, but simply put, you are largely absent right now. Texas needs to reopen for business-and not just state parks and curb-side retailers for crying out loud!!!#OpenTexasNOW— Libertive (@libertive) April 27, 2020
Won't be crowded at 25% capacity but we'll be dining in here in #Texas starting Friday!!— Chris Miller (@millman85) April 28, 2020
#Abbott if you don't test, you will be #guilty of #murder by dismissing scientific facts on #viruses, translated means you disregarded your oath to office & put profit first. There's no reasonable justification to relaxing restrictions. It's on you & families will sue your ass. https://t.co/g9GDYmZGEC— STAR (@PwrChip) April 18, 2020
I will not be a customer at any Texas business reopening any time soon. Going to work, getting food, going home. Sorry not sorry. #Abbott reopening— uneasy earthgirl 🌎🆘 (@AndRChelsea) April 27, 2020
What’s the point of going to a museum if I can’t rub my hands all over some Renaissance painting #Abbott— Shane Hamilton (@Shazamilton) April 27, 2020
On KPRC 2′s Facebook page, here are some of the responses we received after posting the main points of the order.
Judi Allen: “Malls are going to be a big problem. To many entrances to limit 25%.”
Jonathan Allen: “Well if this does t scream “making this sh*t up as we go” I don’t know what does!”
Patty Kupferer Fulenwider: “Tell me how opening a movie theater is beneficial at this time but salons are not? Really? A lot of people will be able to fit in the theater but you can restrict how many go into a salon . Makes no sense.”
Diana Nana Castillo: “You all go ahead and head on out there.”