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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.
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.
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 email@example.com, and an Inspector will respond to your location and calculate your allowed occupancy.
|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|
- Is Texas open for business?
- Do I still have to stay home?
- Should I still practice social distancing, good hygiene, and wear a mask in public?
- Are there special guidelines for people over the age of 65?
- How can I determine my business’ capacity?
- I am the owner of a restaurant or retail business reopening. What should I do to keep myself, employees and customers safe?
- As a business owner, am I allowed to require customers to wear face coverings in my establishment?
- If I would like to dedicate certain periods of time each day for only at-risk customers, what are my options?
- When do restaurants open?
- How about bars?
- When do retailers open?
- When do salons and barbershops open?
- When do gyms open?
- When do movie theaters open?
- When do museums and libraries open?
- What if I have other questions about my business reopening?
- Will City Facilities, including the San Marcos Public Library, open on May 1?
- Are City Parks open?
- When can I enjoy outdoor sports?
- What do I do if my employer is asking me to return to work, but I, or someone I am caring for, am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?