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Governor Abbott allows water parks, driver's ed courses, food courts to reopen

Gov. Abbott
Posted at 2:50 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 16:04:01-04

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation to reopen water parks, recreational sport programs for adults, driver education programs, and mall food courts with certain restrictions.

Water parks can open with 25% capacity beginning Friday, May 29. Video arcade areas must remain closed.

Recreational sports programs for adults can resume on Sunday, May 31. However, games and similar competitions cannot begin until June 15.

Driver education programs can resume operations immediately.

Mall food courts can immediately reopen. However, malls are encouraged to designate one or more individuals who are responsible for ensuring health and safety practices are followed. Those practices include limiting tables to six people, maintaining six-feet of social distance between tables, cleaning and disinfecting tables between uses, and ensuring no condiments or other items are left on tables between customer uses.