Tuesday March 31, 2020 3:43 p.m. – Gov. Abbott Extends Social Distancing Regulations

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Tuesday,

extending social distancing regulations until April 30 and school closures until May 4.

The latest order could be extended.

The previous executive order extended social distancing guidelines until 11:59 p.m. this Friday.

The regulations ban gatherings of 10 or more people, require school closures of in-person classrooms and urge Texans to avoid restaurants, bars, gyms and massage parlors. People are also banned from visiting nursing homes or long-term care facilities unless they are providing essential services.

“Social distancing is our best tool in the fight against COVID-19, and the actions we have taken thus far have proven to be effective in limiting the spread of this virus,” Gov. Abbott said. “Now it is time to redouble our efforts to reduce further exposure as much as possible and flatten the curve.” https://www.keranews.org/post/covid-19-live-updates-abbott-extends-social-distancing-order-dallas-county-reports-82-new-cases