updated 3/26/2020

San Marcos, Texas COVID-19 Updates

The impacts of COVID-19 on San Marcos and Texas are fast-moving, with new developments, closures and cancellations happening regularly. To ensure you have the most current information, please visit the websites and resource links below.

COVID-19 HOTLINE:  512.393.5525

For non-emergency COVID-19 questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Spanish speakers will be available. Please check the City of San Marcos website for most current information HERE.

• Stay Home, Work Safe Order for San Marcos and Hays County

Effective as of 11 p.m. on March 26, 2020, and continuing until 4 a.m. on April 10, 2020, all individuals currently living within Hays County are ordered to stay at home at their place of residence. Essential businesses will remain open. Full Order and list of businesses can be found HERE.

• City of San Marcos and Hays County close all Riverside Parks

Parks affected include: Rio Vista, City Park, Plaza Park, Veramendi, Bicentennial, Children’s Park, Crook Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dog Beach, Capes Park, Thompson’s Island, Stokes Park, Ramon Lucio Park, Wildlife Annex/Wilderness Park and Five Mile Dam. View a map of all San Marcos river parks HERE.


• City closes Playscapes, Dog Park, Skate Park and Restrooms

Parks affected include: Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes, Dog Park, and Skate Park. All public restroom facilities and water fountains in all city parks and natural areas will also be closed and shutoff until further notice. 

• Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Public and private groups are limited to 10 people or fewer with recommendations to maintain at least six feet between individuals.


• Bars and Restaurants

All bars are temporarily closed. Restaurants may offer curbside pickup, drive through and delivery options only.


TOUR SAN MARCOS is continually monitoring the situation and has been in close communication with City and State officials during this time. 

For the latest information on the coronavirus, see the CDC's website as well as its helpful information for travelers. 

This page will be updated if the situation changes. 

Best Practices

Link to Restaurants [download PDF]

Link to Hospitality [download PDF]

Link to Food & Beverage Industry [download PDF]


Additional Resources

City of San Marcos CIVID-19 Information and Prevention

Texas Department of State Health Services

Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization


Travel & Tourism Partner Resources

Small Business Disaster Assistance

Hotel Owners Disaster Preparedness from AAHOA

Texas Hotel & Lodging Economic Recovery

Bartender Emergency Assistance

Restaurant Workers

Musician Grants

Tour Operators

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Food and Beverage Workers Assistance
Facebook Grants

Options for Online Sales

For local businesses, here are a few options we have found that might work for online sales and pickup orders:
Online Retail
Curbside Pickup