Information for Businesses & Employers

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Governor Abbott has issued several Executive Orders opening businesses and activities in Texas. Additional information on recommended minimum standard health protocols and other guidance can be found on the Opening the State of Texas page.

State agencies, business owners, employers, and members of the general public can also find workplace-specific recommendations in the following:

Employers and employees can find information on mail handling and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the DSHS Interim Guidance for Mail Handling (PDF, V.2.0, updated 5/23/2020).

Those needing to execute documents that require in-person signatures can find recommendations and best practices in the DSHS Interim Guidance for Executing Documents (PDF, V.2.0, released 5/14/2020).

Note: DSHS is seeking approval for waivers of certain DSHS program requirements in response to COVID‑19. Check the DSHS‑Related Waivers page for a current listing of active waivers.


The DSHS Consumer Protection Division has compiled the following guidance for business and industry in response to COVID‑19:


Hand-Washing Video (YouTube)
Hand Sanitizer Video (YouTube)

Third-party videos may not have closed captioning. Alternatively, you can download or print the DSHS Hand-Washing flyer: English | Spanish

Businesses, employers, and employees can also find interim guidance for the COVID‑19 response on the CDC website:


This page is being updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated July 10, 2020