Wearing masks, hikers hit trails as Texas starts reopening

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Following social distancing rules and wearing face coverings, visitors hike through Enchanted Rock State Park, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Fredericksburg, Texas. Texas state parks are reopened to the public Monday after they had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but visitors must follow social distancing rules and wear a facial covering or mask. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State parks are reopening as Texas begins what Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says will be a gradual unraveling of coronavirus restrictions.

About 120 people on Monday made reservations to be the first back in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in the Texas Hill Country since all Texas state parks were temporarily closed earlier this month.

Texas this week will also allow doctors to resume nonessential surgeries and let retailers sell items for curbside pickup. 

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