Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement that all bars must close at 12pm today. Restaurants must return back to 50% capacity and all no river float trips will be allowed.

TEXAS TRIBUNE - Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took his most drastic action yet to respond to the post-reopening coronavirus surge in Texas, shutting bars back down and capping restaurant capacity at 50%.

He also shut down river-rafting trips and banned outdoor gatherings of over 100 people unless local officials approve.

“At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” Abbott said in a news release. “The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health.”

Before Abbott’s announcement Friday, bars were able to operate at 50% capacity and restaurants at 75% capacity.

I know a bunch a people's plans for the weekend just changed.

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