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Tyler, Texas

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July 1, 2020, 1:20 p.m.


The City of Tyler and Smith County are subject to the governor’s guidelines. Most businesses are allowed to open with 50 percent capacity.

Stay at home

Gov. Greg Abbott allowed the state’s stay-at-home order to expire at the end of April.


Gov. Greg Abbott pauses additional reopening in wake of COVID-19 increases.

Texas gyms and yoga studios were allowed to reopen on May 18 if they do not exceed 25 percent capacity. Showers and locker rooms at those facilities must remain closed.

Gov. Abbott issued an executive order limiting certain businesses as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12 p.m. today. Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50 percent of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.


Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath said graduation ceremonies will be allowed if the school districts follow certain constraints.

How to help

Here is a list of opportunities to serve your neighbors in East Texas this week

How to get help

The East Texas Food Bank is providing food box distributions every Friday.