Bars are back open in some places across Texas, and that includes Grimes County.
Governor Gregg Abbott gave counties the option to opt-in to letting bars open to 50% capacity this week, should they meet his qualifications, which was COVID hospitalizations under 15 percent in the county.
There are strict guidelines to follow, however.
Bars with a 51 percent sales sign must operate at 50 percent capacity indoors, while outdoor seating is not limited to a capacity. Alcohol must stop being served by 11 pm, dance floors must remain closed, and tables must be limited to 6 people or less.
In the Brazos Valley, all the counties surrounding Grimes County have opted-in to letting bars open, with the exception of Robertson County.
More information, including a map of counties who have opted-in across Texas, is online at tabc.texas.gov/coronavirus.