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September 17, 2020      5:08 PM

Updated: Most businesses can soon return to 75% operating capacity, Abbott announces

But bars will remain closed for now because of social distancing concerns, Abbott said during a Texas Capitol news conference with reporters packed into a small room when a 300-seat auditorium is available right downstairs

Editors note: This story has been updated throughout, including new comments from bar and nightclub owners – SB

In his first scheduled update on the state’s coronavirus response in more than a month, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced that because "the number of people recovering from COVID continues to skyrocket,” the vast majority of retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, museums, and libraries across Texas can go back up to 75% operating capacity on Monday. Nursing homes, meantime, will see restrictions relaxed starting now.

Three regions where hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain high are excluded from this lifting of restrictions: The Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Victoria areas.

By Scott Braddock

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