Phase 1 of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open begins on May 1st.
Certain services & activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) issued minimum standard health protocols to minimize the spread of #COVID19.
The Governor’s Report to Open TX is available on the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas’s website — bit.ly/2yOc0jc
It details the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations and includes a series of checklists that outline DSHS’s minimum standard health protocols for all Texans.
DSHS have developed a testing and tracing program that will help public health officials quickly identify & test Texans who contract #COVID19. This will help box in the virus & slow, or even stop, further spread.
The state also relaxed certain restrictions related to health care professionals & issued amended requirements related to hospital capacity.
Hospitals must reserve least 15% of its capacity for treatment of #COVID19 patients, as determined by Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Additionally the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travelers from Louisiana has been eliminated.
But for travelers from the following areas it remains in place:
CA; CT; NY; NJ; WA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI, & Miami, FL.