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Austin retail stores open to-go but expect major restrictions in place

Austin retail stores open to-go but expect major restrictions in place

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Kendra Scott is operating curbside and to-go. Photo courtesy of CBRE

KVUE — Gov. Greg Abbott's next step to reopening the Texas economy will begin Friday, April 24.

Some of the locked doors will open and "closed" signs will be flipped as "retail to-go" starts.

But what does that actually mean? 

Customers will be able to go to stores to pick up things they're buying – but they can't go inside. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services laid out rules to make sure it's done safely, including:

  • Payments should be made over the phone to avoid contact
  • Items should be delivered to the customers' backseat or trunk
  • Workers must wash and sanitize their hands after each interaction with a customer and disinfect items that any customers touch

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