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Posted on: February 19, 2021

RESUME CAPACITY: Restaurants and bars may resume limited capacity

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Governor Gregg Abbott has now authorized Texas businesses, including restaurants, to resume a 75 percent capacity and bars may allow a 50 percent capacity under certain conditions.

   Limitations were in place when Texas State Department of Health Trauma Service Area E (including Dallas County) COVID-19 hospitalizations exceeded 15 percent of hospital capacity. As of February 16, TSA-E's COVID-19 hospitalization rate has remained below 15 percent for seven consecutive days, triggering an automatic rescinding of the occupancy limitations.

   Find out more about the state orders online. Officials stress that if the hospitalization rate should go back up above the 15 percent mark for seven consecutive days, occupancy reductions could be reinstated.

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