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Coronavirus 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 San Antonio on May 18, 2020.
Envelope with money in it

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 mandates took place in Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Photo: Christopher Lee for The Texas Tribune.
The Barn Door restaurant during dinner service in San Antonio on May 18, 2020.

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