TABC warns bars, restaurants to follow Governor’s COVID-19 Orders

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AUSTIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is warning all bars and restaurants to follow the Coronavirus capacity rules outlined by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Specifically, the TABC is working to ensure these establishments are following capacity limitations, which are currently at 50 percent for indoor bars and 75 percent for restaurants as well as social distancing.

“It is essential that bars and restaurants follow the public safety checklist developed by the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas,” Bentley Nettles, TABC Executive Director, said. “There is nothing more important than the health and safety of Texans as we reopen, and there are consequences for businesses that do not follow the rules. TABC is working with local municipalities across the state to enforce the executive order.”

Officials with the TABC said in the last month, agents have inspected nearly 3,000 locations throughout the state. Additionally, TABC notes they will be strictly monitoring these businesses.

Those who violate the executive order will receive a 30-day license suspension on the first offense and a 60-day suspension upon their second offense, according to a release.

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