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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

At a Texas mall reopening, some antsy shoppers wore homemade masks while others called coronavirus a farce

Friday was the first day that shopping malls — along with restaurants, retail outlets and movie theaters — were allowed to reopen in Texas. Under an order from Gov. Greg Abbott, stores can open their doors, but they must limit occupancy to no more than 25% of capacity.

Customers practice social distancing as they wait for the Barton Creek Square Mall in Austin to open on May 1, 2020.
The parking lot of Barton Creek Square Mall in Austin on May 1, 2020, the same day some Texas businesses began reopening on …
Don Ray, 29, bought a few items from the Finish Line as the Barton Creek Square Mall reopened during the coronavirus pandemi…
A group of friends sit on the floor and chat at the Barton Creek Square Mall on its first day open after being closed becaus…
Some entrances to Barton Creek Mall in Austin remain closed as the mall reopened on May 1, 2020.
Yanick Almeida, 23, works at one of the jewelry kiosks at the Barton Creek Square Mall in Austin. The mall recently opened f…
John Whitton and Marina Oneill arrive early to shop at Barton Creek Square Mall on the day some Texas businesses began reope…

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