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Coronavirus in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott is limiting enforcement of COVID-19 orders, but many cities already took a lax approach

Texas cities and counties have dramatically different interpretations of the state’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Complaint data from a dozen cities shows that disparate approaches to enforcement, particularly among businesses, have been incredibly common.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a strike force in charge of laying steps to re-open the Texas economy at a press conference in the capitol on April 17, 2020.

Lives and livelihoods

McGavock Nissan cars are lined up their lot at their Lubbock dealership on May 13, 2020. McGavock opened their business during the shut down despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s business closure orders.

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Employees head into the Alorica call-center in El Paso.

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