Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to make an announcement soon allowing some businesses to reopen. Texans are anticipating that hair and nail salons, spas and pet groomers, movie theaters and churches, which have been closed since Abbott gave the statewide shutdown order March 31 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, could reopen as early as next week.

Despite the encouraging news, there has been some static due to sometimes-conflicting orders coming from policymakers ranging all the way from Abbott and county judges to mayors. As a result, Texans are asking: Who has the authority to enforce the rules, and which ones should people follow?

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