The Texas Republican Party is moving forward with plans to hold an in-person convention in Houston this month.
The convention is scheduled to take place from July 13 to July 18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Members of the partys executive committee voted late Thursday to move forward with plans to hold the event.
“After extensive debate Thursday evening, the State Republican Executive Committee reinforced its support for proceeding with our State Convention in person in Houston,” James Dickey, chairman of the state GOP, said in a statement.
The convention will be taking a number of precautions and have safety measures in place aimed at preventing transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Temperature scanners will be present at entryways and meeting areas will be deep-cleaned after each gathering while hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the convention center.
Expanded seating will be in place to allow for social distancing.
And sponsors donated masks, which will be handed out so attendees are in compliance with Texas Gov. Greg Abbotts executive order.
No other events are scheduled to be held at the center, which can hold thousands of people, this month.
Abbott, a Republican, issued an order earlier Thursday requiring all Texans to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth when inside a business or another building open to the public in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the CCP virus.
Violators face a warning; a second violation can land a $250 fine.
“Texans should wear a face covering for the health of their families, friends, and for all fellow Texans,” the governor said in a video message.
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