Due to the rising case of coronavirus, the Texas government has imposed a stay at home order in order to prevent the further spread of the virus. However, the stay at home orders have been lifted and many lockdown restrictions have been eased.
The main reason is attributed to the fact that the economy was suffering heavily and more and more people were going unemployed. So, even though coronavirus cases are continuously rising, most of the things have reopened in the state.
There were many orders taken during the lockdown in order to help the businesses survive without violating the lockdown restrictions. One such measure was taken by the Texas Governor Greg Abbott in which he said that the restaurants can start alcohol to go services.
In general, according to the laws of the state, the restaurants can only serve liquor in manufactured sealed bottles and only with food.
The waiver was initially scheduled to last till May 1. However, the governor had extended this waiver for an indefinite time period. The restaurant owners were happy with the waiver too. Many even said that their businesses could survive just because of this alcohol to go services. They even said that it would be good if this waiver can remain in place forever.
Governor has heard them and said that he will consider putting this waiver in place forever. One person even said that he will introduce a bill in the legislative assembly once it is reopened to incorporate this waiver in law. For more such latest updates, Stay tuned with us.