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Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.

This executive order rescinds most of the Governor's earlier Executive Orders related to COVID-19. Effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021, all businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion.

Read the full guidelines here.


Resources for Reopening the Arts in Texas


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Americans for the Arts has many great resources. Their Response and Resource Center provides crucial information for the arts sector in real-time while we all continue to carefully monitor the situation.

Access the Dashboard to see state-by-state data regarding the economic impact of COVID-19 on the arts and culture sector.