Irving Back to Business

To assist Irving businesses, particularly small businesses, in reopening safely when they so choose, the City of Irving along with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have put together a toolkit for reopening based on state guidance for Governor Greg Abbott's Phase 1 for reopening a limited group of non-essential businesses in Texas. 



Irving Back to Business Toolkit


The City of Irving offers a free downloadable Irving Back to Business Retail and Restaurants Toolkit (.zip) for Irving business owners who may have questions regarding state and county guidelines and how to safely reopen. 

Individuals, employers, employees and customers are encouraged to review and follow the minimum health protocols recommended by the state and county in the toolkit, in addition to federal and state laws and workplace safety standards. 

The minimum recommended health protocols are subject to change based on new and evolving information.

Businesses Fall Into Three Categories:

Essential Businesses

  • Grocery, drug stores
  • Essential retail stores1
  • Banks, credit unions
  • Gas stations
  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Essential Critical Infrastructure Sectors: medical and healthcare, telecommunications, information technology systems, defense, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater, law enforcement and public works. 

Follows previously established guidelines for essential businesses.

* Nursing homes, state-supported living centers, assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities must remain closed to visitors unless to provide critical assistance. See Executive Order GA-19.


Open For Business May 1​


Follows orders GA-18GA-19 and governor’s Open Texas report. Generally, 25% capacity maintained, along with distancing and sanitation protocols.

* Within malls and museums, food court dining areas, play areas and interactive displays must remain closed. See Executive Order GA-18.


Remains Closed

Prohibited from opening during Phase 1.

  • Public swimming pools
  • Bars
  • Gyms, fitness centers
  • Beauty salons, barbers, massage establishments
  • Interactive amusements,(i.e., bowling alleys, video arcades).
  • Tattoo, piercing studios




* Phase 2 may be implemented as early as May 18, dependent upon statewide analysis of COVID-19 trends. Phase 2 would include expansion of capacity for Phase 1 businesses, as well as allowing additional business types to reopen.