Abbott says bars can begin re-opening next week, but Jenkins says not in Dallas County
Bars in Texas will be allowed to re-open at 50 percent capacity beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14, but only on a county-by-county basis with approval from individual county judges, according to health guidelines published by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office today (Wednesday, Oct. 7) on the website for the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas. The announcement on the website comes a day after Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted on Monday, Oct. 5, about hospitalizations due to COVID-19 falling statewide. But Dallas County bars will not be among those allowing bars to re-open.