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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

Texas businesses returning during coronavirus are unlikely to spur fast economic recovery

As workers and customers reemerge into a society still grappling with a spreading coronavirus, the power Gov. Greg Abbott and officials across the globe used to close businesses in the first place does not extend to reviving the economy.

Donna Heath, floor manager of The Barn Door Restaurant, poses for a portrait during her shift in front of the restaurant in …

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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The impact on Texas’ economy

The Barn Door restaurant in San Antonio. May 18th was the first day The Barn Door Restaurant opened since the shut down mand…
The Barn Door restaurant during dinner service in San Antonio on May 18, 2020.

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