Patrons at Koko’s Restaurant during lunch on Wednesday in McAllen. (Delcia Lopez | dlopez@themonitor.com)
Diners at Koko’s restaurant in McAllen during the lunch rush on Wednesday, the first day after the expiration of Texas’ mask mandate. (Delcia Lopez | dlopez@themonitor.com)

 

 

 

Customers dine in at Mi Torito Restaurant in Brownsville Wednesday. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald)
Patrons at Koko’s restaurant during lunch on Wednesday in McAllen. (Delcia Lopez | dlopez@themonitor.com)

 

Business are now open, however many area business such as Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant will continue requiring customers to wear facial coverings and adhere to social distancing rules. The restrictions are aimed at keeping their customers as well as their staff safe from contracting COVID-19.(Maricela Rodriguez/Valley Morning Star)
Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant owner Joe Ayala stands next to the sign on the entry door which says they will still require masks for both customer and staff safety. Social distancing is also being observed by leaving in place the number of tables available. (Maricela Rodriguez/Valley Morning Star)
Customers dine in at Mi Torito Restaurant in Brownsville Wednesday. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald)