Gallery: Some residents return to Plano restaurants, retailers as businesses gradually reopen
At Plano's Blue Goose Cantina, all food is packaged as to-go. People can then decide whether or not to eat at the spaced-out tables inside or outside. The restaurant is still unsure of what a process for reservations inside may look like, management said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Some residents returned to shops and restaurants today as the state began to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses. Texas restaurants and retail businesses were able to reopen at 25% occupancy on May 1.
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.
Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.