Information for Consumers

Businesses Opened

Occupancy: 50% Capacity

  • Most businesses can expand their occupancy to 50%
  • Bars and similar establishments can increase capacity to 50%

Workstations 6 Feet Apart

50% does not apply to the following (must operate with workstations 6 feet apart):

  • cosmetology salons
  • hair salons
  • barber shops
  • nail salons
  • other establishments where licensed cosmetologists or barbers practice
  • Massage establishments or other facility where licensed massage therapists practice
  • Other personal care or beauty services such as
    • tanning salons
    • tattoo studios
    • piercing studios
    • hair removal studios
    • hair loss treatment or growth services


Limit does not apply to outdoor areas, events or establishments with the following exceptions:

  • Professional, collegiate or similar sporting events
  • Water parks
  • Museums and libraries
  • Zoos, aquariums, natural caverns, and similar facilities
  • Rodeos and equestrians events

Social distancing must still be maintained.

Outdoor activities are encouraged to be done solo or with no more than 10 people.

Occupancy: 100% Capacity

The following can operate at 100% capacity:

  • Religious services
  • Local government operations
  • Child-care services
  • Youth camps

Face Coverings

  • no longer enforceable
  • highly recommended
  • private businesses can require employees and customers to use face coverings

Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities

COVID 19 Cloth Face Coverings Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities(PDF, 59KB)

On June 11, 2020, the San Antonio Metropolitan District issued a health guidance for persons and businesses as they reopen within the City of San Antonio. The CDC advises all people over the age of two wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when in public, or patronizing businesses, where it is difficult to keep six feet apart from others, such as grocery stores. Within this guidance, an exemption was added stating face coverings do not need to be worn when doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety or security risk to the individual.

The cloth face covering guidance may pose questions for businesses on how to determine when an individual falls under the guidance and how to approach a customer who is not wearing a face covering. The City of San Antonio, Disability Access Office (DAO) has provided guidance and information for businesses to address the non-wearing of face coverings and the provision of accommodations that may help people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective June 12

  • Restaurants may operate at 75% occupancy for dine-in service
    • Applies only to restaurants with less than 51% of their gross sales from alcoholic beverages
  • In counties that filed an attestation form with DSHS, businesses subject to the 50% capacity may operate at 75% starting on June 12.

Effective June 19

  • Amusement parks (in counties with more than 1,000 COVID cases) may operate up to 50% of the normal operating limits as determined by the amusement park operator.
  • Outdoor events and gatherings (like July 4) with estimated attendance of 500 or more are allowed.
    • County judge or mayor, as appropriate, in coordination with local public health authority, may decide if an outdoor event should be modified or occupancy further limited based on facts and circumstances of event and COVID-19.