Due to COVID-19 cases or precautions, some businesses have reported closing for a few days. We will update this chart as we get more information.
Businesses in San Marcos are not required to close in the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19 because the city is taking its guidance from the state, the city said in response to a Hays Free Press query.
The city is, in accordance with CDC and DSHS guidelines, providing written resources for how restaurants and bars should respond when an employee tests positive for COVID-19. These guidelines include cleaning and sanitizing the facility, excluding the infected employee, monitoring employee symptoms and documenting entrance to the establishment, and requiring employees who have tested positive to not return to work until they are 1) fever-free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication; 2) showing significant symptom improvement; and 3) 10 days past initial onset of symptoms.
Texas DSHS guidelines provide that establishments are not required to close in the event of a positive case as long as all reasonable measures are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate an imminent health hazard. However, many establishments are voluntarily closing in an abundance of caution to allow them to sanitize their facility and to complete employee testing.