With the gradual reopening of different businesses across Texas, some companies are getting antsy for when they will finally be allowed by the state to reopen. One type of business that is ready to serve customers again is waterparks, and the Typhoon Texas' in Houston and Austin are more than eager to open their doors again. While they wait for the green light from state and country officials, the park is preparing to be as safe as possible when guests are allowed to splash in their waters.

Typhoon Texas has been vocal about its excitement to open back up to the public after an extended winter season.

The waterparks in both Katy and Pflugerville get thousands of visitors every summer, providing a fun way to beat the Texas summer heat.

However, with the spread of COVID-19, the company has not been able to open its doors yet, like it usually does for the weekends in May.

Typhoon Texas Katy wishes to reopen by Memorial Day, which lands on May 25, 2020, but needs permission from state officials in order to do so.

If it does get to open, there will be many changes to the park to ensure the public's safety. You could expect to see masks being worn while out of the water, bathrooms and other public areas getting frequently sanitized, and many other social distancing tactics.

Seating areas and recreation areas may be spaced at appropriate distances to make sure guests are far enough apart and lines may also be monitored for distancing. 

Dr. Jen Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent, shared that "in pool water and hot tubs, there is no evidence (COVID-19) can be transmitted this way," giving the reason to believe that people swimming in the chemical-filled pools wouldn't be a medical issue at the waterpark.

The waterpark giant has been looking forward to keeping their opening slightly on track, exclaiming on their social media that they "can't wait for #OpeningDay!"

Many comments have been positive towards the company, showing the love that many locals have for the popular and colorful summer destination.

Typhoon Texas has been very vocal about their desire to reopen as soon as possible. They took to Facebook this past week to share with their Houston fans that "we're almost ready for you!"

They also shared with the public that they're "still hiring over 1,000 positions" for those who wish to work part or full-time jobs at the famous spot.

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