Texas to let fans attend sporting events at 25 percent capacity

Posted 43 days ago

From THEHILL.COM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced in a new proclamation that outdoor professional sporting events in most Texas counties will be allowed to take place at 25 percent capacity starting Friday.

Five out of 254 counties in Texas are not currently allowed to host any sporting events. The counties with the state’s largest cities and sports teams — San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas — are all in the clear so long as they receive approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).

The state health agency will only approve venues “that operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing,” according to the proclamation. The TDSHS recommends wearing facemarks and carrying hand sanitizer in p... (Read more)