Texas Gov. Abbott: Reopening as many businesses as possible with safety in mind
Texas Governor Greg Abbott discusses reopening the state’s economy safely and strategically amid coronavirus.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott discussed his plan to make his state one of the first to get back to work amid the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.
"Texans love to work," Abbott told FOX Business' Stuart Varney. "They need to continue their livelihoods. So there's an urgency to get back to work. We will provide that pathway in a very safe way to make sure we will open as many doors to businesses as possible while also maintaining the safety of the people of the great state of Texas."
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While schools in Texas will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, state parks have reopened and retail stores can reopen on Friday. However, severe restrictions will be in place – residents must wear masks and keep six feet apart at parks, and stores must operate on "retail to go" or delivery models.
Texas has reported more than 20,000 coronavirus cases.