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What does the order say about physical distancing?

Individuals within a public space must maintain 6 feet of social distancing from other individuals, unless they live in the same household. Businesses and organizations must maintain 6 feet of physical distancing within their establishments.

Public spaces do not include private residences or private offices/workplaces which aren’t open to the public or visitors. Other public spaces deemed as exceptions to the physical distancing provision include:

  • Businesses/organizations who provide services that require staff to be within 6 feet of their clients (such as nail salons, barber shops, medical service providers) provided staff wear face coverings as directed by Governor Kelly’s mask order.
  • Business with tasks that require employees to work within 6 feet of each other.
  • Restaurant or bar tables, where people can sit closer than 6 feet apart. Tables will be limited to 8 individuals and must be at least 6 feet from each other. Congregating in bar or waiting areas is prohibited.
  • Individuals who have at least one physical barrier at least 3 feet high between them.