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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott says bars can reopen next week at 50% capacity if counties opt in

“It is time to open them up,” Abbott said in a Facebook video announcing the move. “If we continue to contain COVID, then these openings, just like other businesses, should be able to expand in the near future.”

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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