San Antonio businesses that will/won’t reopen this weekend under Texas governor’s plan

Not all businesses plan to reopen this weekend

Photo by Associated Press, Illustration by Henry Keller (Henry Keller, KSAT, AP)

This week, Governor Greg Abbott announced his plan to reopen the state economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor said he will let his statewide stay-at-home order expire on April 30, and will allow retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls to reopen on Friday, May 1 as long as they maintain only 25% occupancy and follow distancing guidelines.

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The governor said his plan doesn’t mandate that all of those businesses must open.

Explained: How San Antonio, Bexar County plan to reopen businesses, activities

“If a business owner feels unsafe opening at this time ... there is no requirement to do so,” Abbott said.

The following list of businesses is not all-inclusive. If you hope to visit a restaurant or business that is not included in this list, it is best to call before you go.

Malls & Retail

Click here to read about local malls and retailers’ plans for reopening

Movie Theaters

Click here to read about local movie theaters’ plans for reopening.


Click here to read about restaurants’ plans for reopening.

Tourist Spots and Museums

Click here to read about tourist spots and museum plans for reopening.

About the Author

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

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