Monday, April 27 Governor Abbott issued his report to re-open Texas for business. The 63 page report includes steps for Texas businesses such as health protocols for individuals, employers, and employees. The entire report can be assessed HERE.

The non-essential businesses Abbott allowed to reopen included retailers, restaurants, movie theaters, museums and libraries, outdoor sports with a limit of 4 people, places of worship, and single-person offices. Each opening carries with it the social distancing protocols as well as 25% occupancy percentages. 

The City of New Braunfels created a 3-page summary of the report that can be found HERE. In addition, minimum standard health protocols for the COVID-19 was published by the Governor’s Office with checklists for individuals, employers, retailers, retail customers, restaurants, restaurant customers, movie theaters and their customers, museums and libraries and their visitors, outdoor sports participants, churches/places of worship, and single-person offices.

The City of New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel and Mayor-Elect Rusty Brockman created a recovery task force to advise the city on re-openings. Chamber President Michael Meek and Chamber Chair of the Board Wes Studdard are members of the task force, which has been meeting virtually.