Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 28 limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The targeted, measured directives in the executive order are based on links between certain types of businesses and services and the recent rise in positive cases throughout the state.

Under the direction of Governor Abbott, with the advice of the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Attorney General, and Texas Comptroller:

The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.

Business Resources

Open Texas Checklists: Phase III – June 3, 2020



As Previously Posted

From the Texas Education Agency

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

“As we open Texas, we are each called upon to be Texans: to act responsibly as we re-engage in the economy, to continue following all health precautions and sanitizing guidelines, and to care for our vulnerable neighbors. Lives depend on our actions. I know you will respond as Texans.” – Governor Greg Abbott

View the April 27, 2020 Report

NOTE: The checklists in this report are no longer current. See the NEW checklists above.

About the Strike Force

Strike Force Working Groups

Economic Revitalization

  • Workforce, Economic Development and International Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Health Care

  • Chief Medical Advisors
  • Health Care Systems
  • Emergency Management and Supply Chain


  • PreK-12 Schools
  • Higher Education

Fiscal Accountability and Federal Liaison