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Local & State Health Orders

In Texas, pandemic-related decisions about how and when businesses can operate are primarily the responsibility of the governor. While the governor has lifted many business restrictions, individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing face masks and keeping six feet of distance between themselves and others.

Updated 03/03/2021

Can I open my business?

As of March 10, 2021, all COVID-19 restrictions on business in Texas are lifted by order of Governor Greg Abbott. In his executive order, however, Gov. Abbott gave county judges latitude to implement new restrictions on businesses if there are certain indicators of a local spike in cases of COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Should I open my Business?

This is one of the most consequential decisions a business owner can make. Owners should take into account the health, safety and comfort of their employees, their customers, their vendors and others. As a business owner, you have important responsibilities if you operate during the pandemic. While it doesn’t have the force of law, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to produce this guidance for workplaces.