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Some Central Texas counties could qualify for looser restrictions

Gillespie and Llano counties meet the requirement to reopen businesses with 50% capacity.

Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order that allows some businesses to reopen at 25% capacity also allows for some counties to reopen businesses with looser restrictions.

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If a county has five or fewer active cases of COVID-19, businesses like restaurants and stores will be allowed to reopen with 50% capacity rather than 25%.

Gillespie and Llano counties meet this requirement. As of May 1, Llano County is the only one that has announced it is submitting the paperwork that is required for business to open at 50% capacity.

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