updated 5/20/2020

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.

COVID-19 HOTLINE:  512-393-5525

For non-emergency COVID-19 questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Spanish speakers will be available. Please check the City of San Marcos website for the most current information HERE.

• City of San Marcos opens all Riverside Parks effective May 22, 2020

Parks affected include: Rio Vista Park, City Park (including Dog Beach), San Marcos Plaza Park, Juan Veramendi Plaza Park, William & Eleanor Crook Park, Hays County Veterans Memorial, JJ Stokes Park and Ramon Lucio Park (including the San Marcos Wildlife Annex). The Skate Park and tennis courts at Rio Vista Park will also open to the public. Parks are open 8am-8pm. View a map of all San Marcos river parks and more information HERE
Five Mile Dam Park operated by Hays County is open. 


• City closes Playscapes and Dog Park

Parks currently closed: Children’s Park Playscape, City Park Playscape, all neighborhood park playscapes and the Dog Park. 

• Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

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


• Bars and Restaurants

All bars may open with partial occupancy starting on May 22, 2020. Restaurants may offer curbside pickup, drive-through and delivery options as well as open their dining rooms with partial occupancy. For 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