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Trauma Service Area J Hits 7 Days Under 15% Threshold

Posted On: 12/18/2020

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, Midland County received a letter stating

"Under the criteria laid out in GA-32, your area, TSA J, no longer meets the definition of a high hospitalization area and so may again conduct elective surgeries and reopen to the higher levels allowable under GA-32."

This means that businesses are allowed to operate at 75% capacity. From GA-32 "Bars or similar establishments that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), and are not restaurants as defined above in paragraph No. 6, may offer on-premises services only as described by this paragraph. A bar or similar establishment may offer on-premises services at up to 50 percent of the total listed occupancy of the establishment if

a. the bar or similar establishment is not in an area with high hospitalizations as defined above, and the county judge of the county in which the bar or similar establishment is located files the requisite form with TABC;"

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