Schulenburg Mayor Elaine Kocian issued the following statement following Gov. Greg Abbott’s address on Monday, May 18:
“Safely and responsibly more and more of our local businesses, recreation facilities and churches are welcoming back their employees, customers and visitors. Like you, I could not be happier.
“Today we entered Phase II of Gov. Abbott’s three phase plan to reopen Texas, which includes:
• allowing restaurants to expand to 50 percent inside capacity starting May 22. No occupancy limit on outdoor seating but tables on patios must remain a distance of six feet;
• opening immediately of child care facilities, boys and girls clubs, gyms and exercise facilities, office building offices, non-essential manufacturers and massage and personal care centers, with certain restrictions;
• starting May 22, opening of bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls, wine tasting rooms, craft breweries and rodeo events at 25 percent capacity and social distancing measures in place;
• starting May 31, little league, vacation bible school, summer camps and youth sports camps can begin operating. Youth sport games may not begin until June 15;
• professional basketball, baseball, football, autoracing, golf, softball and tennis may begin on May 31 without in-person spectators;
• starting June 1, public schools may begin offering in-person summer school programs as long as social distancing practices and state health protocols are followed.
“The full list of businesses that can reopen, and the guidelines for them, can be found at www.gov.texas. gov/opentexas. If you need to reference previous information on the state’s reopening plan and how it impacts our community – my press releases can be found on the City of Schulenburg website and Facebook page.
“Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t give a friendly reminder that those who leave home, young or old, should continue social distancing and good hygiene. Keep up the good work Schulenburg!
“Be responsible. Be patient. Be good to one another.”