Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Your Bastrop Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bastrop have worked constantly through the Coronavirus Pandemic to disseminate accurate and timely information. Today is no different. This morning, Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order limiting certain businesses in Texas. The main points are as follows:

• All bars and similar establishment that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12:00 PM today. These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverage, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

• Restaurants may remain open for dine-in service, but at a capacity not to exceed 50% of total listed indoor occupancy, beginning Monday, June 29, 2020.

• Rafting and tubing businesses must close.

• Outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved by local governments, with certain exceptions.

To read this Executive Order in its entirety, please click this link.

We know the challenges this Executive Order imposes on our business community. For this reason, both the City Council and Bastrop Chamber of Commerce strongly recommend the wearing of face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Only by working together can we help lessen the impact of this virus and get back to business.

For more information about the COVID-19 case count in Bastrop County please make sure to be checking the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management Dashboard.

For more information about the City of Bastrop’s Response to COVID-19 please visit the City’s dedicated website

For more information about resources to COVID-19 please visit the Chamber’s dedicated webpage at