Are there special guidelines for people over the age of 65?

Guidelines for people over the age of 65 are posted on pages 6 and 7 in Texans Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas. These guidelines include:

  • Minimize face-to-face contact with others. Avoid young children.
  • If someone is assisting you, you and your family members or caretaker should wear cloth face masks. Remember a family member or caretaker can give you the virus even if they don’t appear to have symptoms.
  • Try grocery or restaurant delivery, mail order prescriptions, and phone appointments with your doctor. Call 2-1-1 if you need help with essentials.
  • Reach out to friends, family, or neighbors who can deliver essential items.
  • If you must go out, wear a cloth face mask, and stay six feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
  • Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, or eating utensils with others.
  • If you have mild symptoms (difficulty breathing, or a rapidly worsening cough or fever), call your healthcare provider. If symptoms are severe, call 9-1-1.
  • Check in regularly with neighbors, friends, and family by calling, texting, emailing, video chatting, or even writing letters.
  • Walking, gardening, digital books, games, and online religious services are great ways to stay active and connected.

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1. Is Texas open for business?
2. Do I still have to stay home?
3. Should I still practice social distancing, good hygiene, and wear a mask in public?
4. Are there special guidelines for people over the age of 65?
5. How can I determine my business’ capacity?
6. I am the owner of a restaurant or retail business reopening. What should I do to keep myself, employees and customers safe?
7. As a business owner, am I allowed to require customers to wear face coverings in my establishment?
8. If I would like to dedicate certain periods of time each day for only at-risk customers, what are my options?
9. When do restaurants open?
10. How about bars?
11. When do retailers open?
12. When do salons and barbershops open?
13. When do gyms open?
14. When do movie theaters open?
15. When do museums and libraries open?
16. What if I have other questions about my business reopening?
17. Will City Facilities, including the San Marcos Public Library, open on May 1?
18. Are City Parks open?
19. When can I enjoy outdoor sports?
20. What do I do if my employer is asking me to return to work, but I, or someone I am caring for, am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?
21. Can we attend religious services?
22. Where can I read the Governor’s Report to Open Texas?
23. Are there any restrictions on outdoor events in San Marcos?