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JUNE 26 - Governor Abbott places limits on certain businesses and services with direct link to infections 

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The order includes the following:

  • All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12:00 PM Friday, June 26. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 
  • Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.
  • Rafting and tubing businesses must close.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

Further Protocols:

All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standard health protocols from DSHS. For details and a full list of guidelines, openings, and relevant dates, visit http://open.texas.gov.

Reminders for those going out:

  • Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.
  • People should not be in groups greater than ten when possible.
  • People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
  • People are still asked to avoid nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities.

View the Governor’s Executive Order.

Determine Your Occupancy:

If you are a business trying to determine your facility’s occupancy limit, please contact the San Marcos FD Prevention Division at (512) 805-2600 or fireplan@sanmarcostx.gov, and an Inspector will respond to your location and calculate your allowed occupancy.

Business Closures and Openings

Business Current Status Future Changes Safety Checklist
Rafting and Tubing Closed as of June 26    
Barber Shops May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between work stations   Latest Document
Bars UPDATE JUNE 26 - closed as of noon June 26, 2020.   Latest Document
Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Skating Rinks May operate at 50% capacity   Latest Document
Child Care/Daycare Facilities May operate if they can ensure proper hygiene and safety protocols   Latest Document
Churches/Places of Worship May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between parties   Latest Document
Gyms/Exercise Facilities May operate at 50% occupancy   Latest Document
Hair Salons May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between work stations   Latest Document
Indoor and Outdoor Pools May operate at 50% capacity   Latest Document
Manufacturers Non-CISA facilities may operate at 50% occupancy   Latest Document
Massage and Personal-Care, Beauty Services May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between work stations   Latest Document
Movie Theaters May operate at 50% capacity   Latest Document
Museums and Libraries May operate at 50% capacity   Latest Document
Nail Salons May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between work stations   Latest Document
Offices May operate at 50% provide individuals can maintain social distancing   Latest Document
Outdoor Sports May resume provide the sports do not include contact with other participants and no more than four participants play the sport at a time   Latest Document
Parks/Beaches May operate at the city's or state's discretion   Latest Document
Restaurants May operate at 75% capacity until Monday, June 29, then reverts to 50% capacity.   Latest Document
Retailers May operate at 50% capacity   Latest Document
Splash Pads or Waterparks Cannot open at this time   Latest Document
Tanning Salons May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between work stations   Latest Document
Wedding Venues May operate outdoor ceremonies, or indoor ceremonies at 50% guest capacity   Latest Document
Youth Camps (Day Camps) Can open as of May 31   Latest Document
Youth Camps (Overnight Camps) Can open as of May 31   Latest Document
Youth Clubs Can hold meetings with up to 10 individuals at a time, and must enforce 6 feet of social distancing   Latest Document
Youth Sports Teams can begin holding practice effective May 31, 2020. Sports may begin holding games or similar competitions, with or without spectators, beginning June 15, 2020.   Latest Document
Zoos, Aquariums, Natural Caverns Aquariums, natural caverns, zoos and similar facilities may operate at 50% capacity.   Latest Document