Amarillo set to begin next phase of reopening


Potter and Randall counties, along with the City of Amarillo, will begin Friday (May 29) the next phase of reopening under Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-23.

Under GA-23, there are different dates and requirements for businesses reopening or expanding.

Beginning Friday (May 29):

● Massage establishments, licensed massage therapists and tattoo studios are allowed to open, ensuring at least six feet of social distancing between work stations.

● Dine-in restaurants may operate at 50 percent of capacity. Bars and bowling alleys are allowed to operate at 25 percent of capacity.

● The Amarillo Zoo will open outdoor areas up to 25 percent of capacity. Indoor areas of the zoo remain closed.

Beginning Sunday (May 31):

● Youth sports programs and recreational sports programs for adults may begin practices. Games and competitions may not begin until June 15. Youth camps may also open.

The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has a list of requirements for businesses and activities at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

For more information on GA-23, contact the governor’s office main switchboard at (512) 463-2000.

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