THURSDAY AM: Orders expire; retail back tomorrow, but Turner is nervous


After being stuck up at home for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texans will have some normalcy returning to their lives in time for the weekend.

The stay at home orders will expire today. Tomorrow, retail re-opens in Texas to 25% capacity. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has concerns despite the economic impact.

"There are more people who likely have the virus and are not showing symptoms, have not been tested, and could infect others. That is why testing, testing, and more testing is important," Turner stated.

Elsewhere:

  • Among the restaurants that will open tomorrow to 25% capacity include the 130 restaurants under the Landry's umbrella.
  • If you're tired of being stuck in the house on weekends, you can go to the beach now. Galveston's beaches re-open tomorrow. Governor Gregg Abbott also lifted restrictions on travelers from Louisiana
  • The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston says it will re-open this weekend for in-person worship with 25% capacity with an emphasis on social distancing.
  • Costco is now requiring you to wear masks in the store starting on Monday.
  • The University of St. Thomas will reopen its campus in the fall with in-person classes.
  • A 3-week-old Houston baby with coronavirus, after spending nine days in pediatric ICU, has recovered and is home.
  • One thing that might not change when we get back to normalcy; to-go sales of alcohol. Governor Greg Abbott Tweeted that he'd like to see it become permanent.
  • The Greater Houston area reported ten deaths for a total of 221. The state added 35 deaths for a total of 754.

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