Fort Worth food and commercial businesses may increase occupancy

Most commercial businesses in Tarrant County can now be 75% busy. This includes restaurants, retail stores, and office buildings. Bars can now also be operated with an occupancy rate of up to 50%.

Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order, GA-32, allows most organizations to stay up to 75% capacity as long as regional hospital data meets certain criteria. Late last year, the regional hospital area, which includes Tarrant County, exceeded the criteria and Tarrant County’s occupancy rate was reduced in accordance with GA-32. From mid-February the hospital level will be so low again that the occupancy rate for most commercial companies can rise again to 75%. In addition, Tarrant County has chosen to allow bars in the county to reopen at 50% occupancy late last week.

Museums and libraries, zoos, aquariums, natural caves and similar facilities can be operated at 75% of the total occupancy. All indoor and outdoor professional, college and similar sporting events, including rodeos and equestrian events, must be limited to 50% of normal operating limits set by the owner.

These companies and programs will continue without COVID-19 occupancy restrictions: services listed in CISA 4.0 or later versions, religious services, local government operations, child care services, youth camps, recreational sports programs for youth and adults, public or private schools, and driving – in concerts, films, or similar events.

View specific details and operational recommendations.

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