Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas

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.

Printable Signs For Businesses To Post

From the Department of State Health Services:

Best Health Practices To Avoid COVID-19

How To Wash Your Hands

Open Texas Checklists

New, In Effect May 31, 2020

New, In Effect May 22, 2020

Now in Effect as of May 18, 2020

Effective May 18, 2020

Effective May 8, 2020

Effective May 5, 2020

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NOTE: The checklists in this report are no longer current.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

Business leaders representing the state’s regions and industries will provide advice and counsel.

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