AUSTIN (KXAN) — A surprise executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott requires bars to once again close to slow the alarming spread of COVID-19 statewide.
The bar closures must happen starting at noon Friday. The order also made rafting and tubing businesses close and forced restaurants to move back to 50% capacity starting on Monday.
In a video lasting less than 5 minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree discuss these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:
- Health experts are worried that a major COVID-19 outbreak could happen in Lakeway after more than 300 teenagers attended a party called Pongfest.
- Central Texas now has more than 5,000 active cases of COVID-19, and that number has spiked since early June.
- A group painted squares in Austin’s Roy Guerrero Park to help visitors enjoy an outdoor space at appropriate distances.