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Coronavirus closed them, but now they're opening again

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Texas is the latest state to allow the reopening of restaurant dinging rooms that were originally closed because of coronavirus. On Monday, April 27, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that dining rooms will be allowed to welcome customers back at 25% capacity starting Friday, May 1, a day after Texas’ shelter in place expires.

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Some Texans had already gone back to their old ways prior to the governor’s mandate. On the weekend of April 24, the mayor of Colleyville allowed restaurants to serve customers on their patios, and as photos indicate, there were crowds of people eager to eat at their favorite restaurants again.

Many businesses are implementing new safety protocols to encourage social distancing, like placing tables 6 feet apart, refusing large parties and equipping staff to wear masks and gloves. All of this and more has been recommended by the National Restaurant Association.

That said, the Texas Restaurant Association says no restaurant should reopen its dining spaces until it’s ready to do so. And for customers who aren’t all-in on going out to eat just yet, you can still order takeout and alcoholic drinks to go. Here’s what delivery food America is ordering during the coronavirus pandemic.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.


Texas bars ordered to close, restaurants limited to 50% capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings.&nbsp

DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge to record levels after the state embarked on one of America&aposs fastest reopenings. 

The abrupt closures began just days after the GOP governor described shutting down business as a last resort, and reflect how urgently Texas is scrambling to contain what is now one of the nation&aposs biggest hotspots. In the last four days alone, Texas has reported more than 23,000 confirmed new cases, and Friday surpassed 5,000 hospitalizations for the first time -- a threefold increase from a month ago. 

"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. "The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health."

He also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas&apos popular rivers to close, and required outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more to first seek approval from local governments.

(Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

It remains far from a full retreat, and critics swiftly protested that Abbott was still understating the severity of the spread and contradicting his own warnings. 

On Sunday, Abbott will join Vice President Mike Pence at Dallas&apos First Baptist Churchਏor a "Celebrate Freedom" service indoors. Social distancing protocols are promised, but Dallas officials still worry the event will lead to more spread. It comes at the end of a week in which Abbott has urged people to stop going out, saying "there&aposs never a reason for you to have to leave your home."

The Texas GOP is also pressing ahead with a July convention in Houston and won&apost require face coverings even though Abbott, the party leader, says everyone in Texas should wear one. And on Monday, early in-person voting begins in Texas for primary runoffs that Abbott postponed in March, saying at the time that holding the election as scheduled would "threaten the health and safety of many Texans."

At that time, Texas had but a few dozen reported cases. On Thursday, the number of hospitalizations soared past 4,700, a doubling in under two weeks. 

Abbott began lifting lockdown orders in May, and accelerated his own timelines on some openings amid protests from conservatives. 

"The doctors told us at the time, and told anyone who would listen, this will be a disaster. And it has been," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a Democrat who is the county&aposs top official, said. "Once again, the governor is slow to act. He is now being forced to do the things that we&aposve been demanding that he do for the last month and a half." 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pushed back on the idea Texas was locking down, again. In a FOX News interview before Abbott’s executive order, he said Texas wouldn’t back away from its reopening plan.

“Her specific question was, 𠆊re you gonna lockdown?’ I said we&aposre not gonna back up, that’s what I was referring to and I don’t believe that’s going to happen,” Patrick told FOX4.

Patrick said Abbott’s action is aimed at the group with a rising number of COVID-19 cases – people ages 18-49.

“The bars, specifically, have been an issue for large gathering places. Secondly, we also know we had thousands upon thousands of people who were in the street, many of them young people, and so the governor specifically wants to address that young population where they are really at least half or more of the positive tests we&aposre getting and nearly half the people in our hospitals,” Patrick said.

Texas reached a record high positive tests of 5,996 on Thursday. The day&aposs tally of 4,739 hospitalizations was also a record. The state&aposs rolling infection rate hit nearly 12%, a level not seen since the state was in a broad lockdown in mid-April. The figures include a doubling of the infection rate to more than 10% -- a mark Abbott said in May would be a "red flag" in his reopening plan, which at the time he said was backed by the White House. 

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the COVID-19 virus without feeling sick. 

Under the newest rollbacks, restaurant dining rooms must scale back to half capacity starting Monday. The Texas Restaurant Association supported the rollback, but also pointed out that social distancing made it hard for most restaurants to exceed 50% capacity anyway.

The group also continued to press Abbott for a statewide mask policy. "It&aposs to ensure our restaurants aren&apost law enforcement," said Emily Williams Knight, president and CEO of the organization.

Hurricane Katrina brought David Cui to Dallas. He’s since opened a Cajun restaurant, The Swamp Café. Now he faces another major threat -- COVID-19.

“This moment everybody needs help, we have nowhere to run, nowhere to go and consumers getting more and more panicked. So it’s diffIicult for the retail sales,” Cui said.

At Maguire&aposs Restaurant, owner Mark Maguire says rolling back won&apost make that much difference.

“It is darn near impossible for me to get more than 50 percent in this restaurant and still maintain all the social distancing guidelines,” Maguire said, adding that the roll back was unfortunate but not unexpected.

Cui said he&aposs been through the storm before and will hold on, again.

“We&aposre going to make it through, just like we did the many, very difficult disasters like Katrina,” he said.



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