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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

Texas bars and restaurants were eager to reopen. Now some are closing their doors again as coronavirus cases rise.

As employees test positive, some bars and restaurants are closing even though Texas allows them to operate. Many owners are balancing feedback from their staffs, their patrons, state guidelines and local officials.

A bartender waits for customers at Buck Wild on West Sixth Street in downtown Austin as bars reopen on May 22, 2020.

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