COVID-19 patients accounted for more than 15% of hospital capacity in TSA O for more than seven consecutive days, triggering the rollbacks under Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order GA-32. TSA O includes 11 counties in the capital area.
The county previously issued notice of the impending rollback Jan. 8 to give businesses forewarning, according to a Hays County spokesperson.
Businesses in TSA O with opening capacities of 75% were required to reduce capacity to 50%, and elective surgeries were put on hold, effective immediately.
Bars not operating as restaurants were also forced to close.