Open Texas Information

On Monday, April 26, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott released an Executive Order (GA-18) outlining plans to gradually reopen Texas businesses while prioritizing COVID-19 safety restrictions. Effective May 18, 2020, we have entered Phase 2 of reopening.

Here at the City of San Marcos, we want you to feel informed and prepared as restrictions are further lifted, so we have created a series of Frequently Asked Questions. We will continue to update our information as changes occur; the latest updates from the State of Texas are also available online at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

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
Barber Shops May operate if they can ensure 6 feet of social distancing between work stations   Latest Document
Bars May operate at 25% capacity   Latest Document
Bowling Alleys, Bingo Halls, Skating Rinks May operate at 25% 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 25% 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 25% capacity   Latest Document
Manufacturers Non-CISA facilities may operate at 25% 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 25% capacity   Latest Document
Museums and Libraries May operate at 25% 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 25% 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 50% capacity   Latest Document
Retailers May operate at 25% 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 25% guest capacity   Latest Document
Youth Camps (Day Camps) Cannot open at this time Can open May 31, 2020 Latest Document
Youth Camps (Overnight Camps) Cannot open at this time Can open, May 31, 2020 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 Cannot operate at this time 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, and similar facilities may operate at 25% capacity. Zoos may operate at 25% effective May 29, 2020. Latest Document