Dallas Mayor Johnson ask people to be safe when going out Memorial Day weekend as bars reopen

Texas Bars were allowed to reopen Thursday at midnight with 25% occupancy as a part of Phase 2 of Governor Greg Abbott's new state re-opening order that allows bars to reopen after two months of shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson asked people to be safe while going out this weekend.
 
On a hot spring day in the Bishop Arts Neighborhood based in Dallas, many people were excited to live life normally. Matt Miller said, “It’s our first opportunity for happy hour and just getting a little stir crazy sitting at home, so here we are,”
 
Bars are re-opening for the first time in these months and that too on the Memorial Day weekend.
 
Bars will operate at limited occupancy indoors, and unlimited occupancy outdoor. Keeping safety measures in place and social distancing on priority for customers requesting them to use face masks.
 
Miller further added “Until they figure out a way to eat or drink through a mask, there are some times we will have to take it off,”
 
Michael Rareshide added “In this case, we are distanced right now and I feel pretty good about the fact that this is not the type of establishment that are going to lead into many people and endanger anyone,”. 
 

Mayor Johnson is concerned about people especially on a Memorial Day weekend. He said, “I do have concerns, but it’s because I think we've been doing so well,” He said, “Just because you can go out, I don't think people should necessarily rush out and do things they wouldn't ordinarily do,” “I just want people to understand, its Memorial Day weekend and bars are opening at 25 percent capacity, but if you have underlying condition or symptomatic, please don't go out at all, and if you go out, please wear a mask.“
 
Shelly Hall wears a face covering when she is indoors but not when she is outside enjoying her drink.
“Out in the open, on a patio, we are keeping our distance and not wearing one, and I don’t want to alarm other people, but I feel comfortable enough to not have on one right now,”
 
Yesterday, Dallas Police officers were patrolling.
 
Code enforcement officers will also be keeping an eye on the situation around the city.
 

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