updated 11/12/2020

San Marcos, Texas COVID-19 Updates

Tour San Marcos is in close contact with city and state officials as the situation changes. To ensure you have the most current information, please visit the websites and resources linked below.

State of Texas Orders
Governor Greg Abbott has issued an order requiring the temporary closure of Hays County bars that are not operating as a restaurant and restricting the occupancy of other businesses to 50%. 
For more information click HERE.

All San Marcos River Parks and Natural Areas are open with Social Distancing. Click HERE to know the new rules before you go. 
Visitors to these areas should practice social distancing of at least six feet between individuals not in your household and wear masks if you are unable to do so. Visitors are prohibited from gathering in groups of more than five people.  

Public restroom facilities located at the Parks will be open 8am to 8pm and cleaned twice daily
Masks Are Mandatory
Hays County executive order requires all visitors over the age of 10 to wear masks while in public when it’s difficult to keep six feet away from others. You will need to wear a mask in stores, restaurants, businesses and buildings open to the public. You do not need to wear a mask when being physically active outside, driving, pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment, eating or drinking, visiting somewhere with security surveillance like banks or when wearing a mask poses a greater mental or physical health, safety or security risk. Click here for more information.

It is recommended for public groups to maintain at least six feet between individuals and limit close gatherings to those in the same household.

Frequently asked questions regarding current State of Texas restrictions please click HERE

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 helpful information for travelers. 

This page will be updated as changes occur. 

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