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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Hale County, City of Plainview Issue Resolutions to Adopt Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-23

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Pursuant to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-23, City of Plainview Mayor Wendell Dunlap issued a Resolution adopting the Governor’s Executive Order for residents of Hale County effective Thursday, May 21st at 12:00 a.m. and extending to Tuesday, June 9th. Hale County Judge David Mull and Commissioner’s Court will consider similar action at their next work session.

The Resolution maintains the original conditions of the Disaster Declaration established on March 31st with updates per the Governor’s Executive Order and specific recommendations to safely re-open Hale County for business while still mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

The Order may be ratified by action of the Hale County Commissioners Court and the Plainview City Council.

The second phase of Texas Reopening include:

Monday, May 18th
▪️Gyms, exercise facilities (previously announced May 5)
▪️Hair salons, barbershops (previously announced May 5)

▪️Non-essential manufacturers and other offices (previously announced May 5)

▪️NEW - Massage and personal care businesses (includes tattoo and piercing studios, laser hair removal, hair loss treatment)
▪️NEW – Child care centers
▪️NEW – Youth clubs (YMCA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.)

Friday, May 22nd 
▪️Restaurants at 50 percent capacity
▪️Bars, tasting rooms, and similar establishments at 25 percent capacity
▪️Bowling alleys, Bingo halls, skating rinks, and simulcasting at 25 percent capacity
▪️Rodeo, equestrian events

▪️Drive-In Concerts, provided participants stay in their car

Friday, May 29th 


Sunday, May 31st 
▪️Professional sports without in-person spectators
▪️Day/overnight youth camps
▪️Youth sports

Monday, June 1st

▪️School districts can hold summer school if following social distancing guidelines

Under the current orders, interactive amusement venues such as video arcades, amusement parks and water parks remain closed. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are still closed to visitors and the public.

Social distancing of 10 or less people is still required and those who are 65 years and older or those with compressed immunome systems are asked to stay home as much as possible.

A copy of the Governor’s Executive Order GA-23 and a link to the requirement checklist for businesses, customers and more can be found at and click on the blue box “COVID-19 Information”.

Please wash your hands, practice social distancing and if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (shortness of breath, fever and coughing), contact your physician. Residents are encouraged to stay home when possible and do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, contact Jack McCasland at the Plainview / Hale County Health Department at (806) 293-1359 or visit the website: