As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world, many people are wondering if businesses in Texas are open. The answer is yes, but with certain restrictions. Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation extending his disaster declaration to all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. This order also ends the state's mask mandate in Texas, and companies can still limit their capacity or implement additional security protocols at their own discretion. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released updated guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
According to the DSHS COVID-19 dashboard, there have been nearly 2.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42,995 deaths in the United States. In addition, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order (GA-2) of July 2, which revised guidelines for certain businesses. Professional Combative Sports can now return to Texas, and all driving schools must follow the revised minimum recommended health protocols established by the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas. Before reopening, driver training schools should review the minimum standard health protocols created by the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas.
Greg Abbott issued a proclamation expanding Executive Order GA-23 to allow all driver training schools in Texas to reopen immediately. Abbott also announced a new executive order that will take effect on March 10th and will allow any company to open at 100% capacity if they so wish. However, business owners may choose to require additional safety protocols related to COVID-19 safety. Thank you for visiting the DSHS COVID-19 Information for Businesses & Employers page. This page offers many resources to help maintain the security of your organization and give schools flexibility to help students complete their courses while effectively developing the skills and working knowledge to obtain a license in Texas.