COVID-19 Impacts: What to expect.

We are extremely excited for you to visit Midland when you feel comfortable. Whether it’s to experience some of Midland's local restaurants, museums or enjoy some social distancing-friendly endeavors, we welcome you here for an outing.

Update: As of March 10, 2021, Texas Executive Order (GA-34) lifts the mask mandate in Texas and increases capacity of all business and facilities in the state to 100%. We strongly encourage visitors to Midland to check with the businesses and events they plan to visit as the executive order allows businesses to implement safety protocols at their own discretion. Read the full Executive Order here

Update: As of Monday, November 23, 2020, the Midland Memorial Hospital Trauma Service Area has reached seven consecutive days with the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients over 15% of the total hospital capacity.

Pursuant with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries in all counties in Trauma Service Area J are required to return to maximum 50% occupancy levels

Bars and similar establishments that aren’t restaurants have to close. Bars that applied to the TABC to serve food can remain open at 50%. A business/establishment/activity for which there is no occupancy limit will not be affected. 

This order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. , November 24, 2020. 

Update: as of June 26th at noon, per Governor’s Order bars are closed until further notice. As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, stay tuned to local official City and County websites for updates. Please check website and social media pages for bar establishments for other opportunities to support local through merchandise sales, to-go orders, and deliveries.  Also, per the Governor’s Order, restaurants are only seating at 50% capacity.

Update: Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are being updated consistent with this order. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10.

Local Resources

Buy the Basin

The Basin is open for business! Your money has more than three times the economic impact when spent locally. Buy the Basin so the buck stays here.

Check out the Buy the Basin social media pages to discover Permian Basin businesses ready to serve you.

Permian Strong

The Midland Chamber of Commerce has created the Permian Strong Resource as a way to streamline information. Remember to check back periodically as these pages are being updated and resources are added/expanded regularly. 

We are all in this together. We're Permian Strong. 

Click HERE to visit the Permian Strong resource site for information on how to support local businesses, school resources, community needs, business resources and COVID-19 updates.

City of Midland

Midland County

State Resources

Open Texas

Texas Health & Human Services

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

U.S. Travel Association