Here’s where San Antonio businesses stand on requiring masks for customers, employees after March 10

The DoSeum, San Antonio Zoo, Target, many restaurants choosing to require masks be kept on while at their establishments

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, a visitor wearing a mask to protect against the spread of COVID-19 passes a sign requiring masks in San Antonio. Texas on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let down their guard yet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – After Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement on Tuesday to reopen Texas and reverse the mask mandate many businesses are having to decide what their next steps will be.

H-E-B was one of the first to release a statement saying until numbers improve, H-E-B will require workers to continue wearing masks and urged customers to keep doing so as well but didn’t mandate it.

“Although there is no longer a statewide mask order, H-E-B believes it is important that masks be worn in public spaces until more Texans and our Partners have access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” a spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, many other San Antonio businesses are keeping their mask mandates in place.

Here’s a list of businesses that will still require masks to be worn in their establishments:

  • Alamo Drafthouse
  • AT&T Center
  • Bang Bang Bar
  • Broadway Pinups
  • Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Burgeon Plant Company
  • Cardiovascular Institute of South Texas
  • The Center for Health Care Services
  • City Sightseeing San Antonio
  • Dogfather
  • The DoSeum
  • Dress for Success San Antonio
  • Eye Candy Boutique
  • Gloskin Salon & Spa
  • High Spin Wash & Dry
  • Karolina’s Antiques
  • Kiddie Park
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio
  • Lifetime Family Eye Care
  • Limitless Sports Academy
  • MacTLC
  • Macy’s stores
  • Northside Auto Group dealerships
  • Office Furniture Liquidations
  • Pain & Stress Center
  • Pinstripes Classic Barber Shop
  • Pre-K 4 SA
  • Professional Laundry Solutions (all locations)
  • Sage Vintage Co.
  • San Antonio Humane Society
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • School of Rock San Antonio
  • Starbucks at Brackenridge Park
  • Target stores in Texas
  • Texas Quality Vintage
  • The Wax Bar
  • Witte Museum

Here’s a list of restaurants that will still require masks to be worn in their establishments:

  • The Art of Donut
  • Bakery Lorrain (all locations)
  • Battalion
  • Bilia Eatery
  • Boss Bagels
  • Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Clementine
  • Curry Boys BBQ
  • Drink Tank
  • Eleanor 1909 Cheesesteaks
  • Fletcher’s at The Pearl
  • Hemline San Antonio
  • Holy Pops
  • Hot Joy
  • La Gloria (all locations)
  • Mina & Dimi’s Greekhouse
  • Motel Fried Chicken
  • Paciugo San Antonio
  • Panifico Bake Shop
  • Papa’s Burgers
  • Pinch Boil House
  • Ray Harmon’s Barbecue
  • Rio’s Barbacoa
  • Smallcakes San Antonio
  • Smokey Boys Barbecue
  • Sorrento Ristorante & Pizzeria
  • Stranded Coffee
  • Takikos Taco Shop
  • Tenko Ramen at The Pearl
  • Verde Bistro Tapas & Martini Bar
  • Wing-IT and Sip-It locations

On Tuesday, Abbott announced a reversal to the mask mandate and said he will allow businesses to operate at full capacity again starting March 10, citing improved COVID-19 metrics and increasing vaccination numbers.

Texas still lags behind most of the United States on vaccination percentage numbers.

*Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more businesses announce what protocols they will be taking.


About the Authors:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast South Texas Crime Stories.

Andrew Wilson is a digital journalist and social media producer at KSAT.