Gov. Abbott reopens childcare services in Texas, bars to open Friday

Gov. Abbott reopens childcare services in Texas, bars to open Friday

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday childcare services can open immediately and bars will be allowed to open at 25% capacity on Friday.

Along with bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, rodeos and zoos will be allowed to open Friday at 25% capacity.

Restaurants will also be allowed to operate at 50% capacity rather than 25% starting Friday.

Sporting events will be allowed to return without fans starting May 31.

Gyms beginning to reopen with restrictions

Following a surge in positive cases, the El Paso and Amarillo areas will have to wait a week for these changes to come into effect.

The state of Texas COVID-19 Tracker shows there have been over 48,000 cases reported along with over 1,300 deaths. Of those 48,000 cases, an estimated 28,371 have recovered.

There are also over 1,500 patients currently recovering in hospitals across the state.

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