May 23, 2024

County Judge Nelson Wolff gives bars the green light to open

Bars within Bexar County will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff had made the announcement during today’s COVID-19 nightly briefing.

According to a memo by the subcommittee of the COVID-19 Community Response Coalition on Wednesday in recommendation to allow bars and pubs to open as long as 75% of the bars are committed to safety measures.

Wolff said in the press conference that over 3,000 bars in Bexar County had reclassified as restaurants to operate. The remainder of the 425 bars are set to reopen.

Wolff said that he will be filing paperwork to the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) on Thursday to get things going.

With everything in order, they plan that the reopenings would take effect early as next week.

Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide order that allowed county judges to open bars back up if their countyย  make up less than 15% of hospital capacity.