Some Galveston County businesses have temporarily closed doors or taken other precautions because employees have been infected with coronavirus virus.

The following businesses have confirmed they have closed after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus or out of precaution as cases rise in the county.

Some of the businesses closed temporarily to allow more employees to be tested and to take extra cleaning precautions. While others have announced indefinite closures. The Daily News is attempting to track closures and re-openings as they’re announced.

If you know of a business closed by the coronavirus, email tips to

The Daily News will only post businesses where cases have been publicly confirmed by business managers, owners or by public health officials.


Gov. Greg Abbott announced on June 26 that all bars and similar establishments must close by noon on Friday. Bars can remain open for delivery and take-out, Abbott said.

Restaurants may reopen for dine-in service, but must limit their indoor occupancy to 50 percent beginning Monday, June 29, Abbott said.


• Beerfoot Brewery, 2816 Seawall Blvd.

Confirmed employee case: Sunday, June 14

• Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, 3828 Seawall Blvd.

The restaurant on June 21 announced that one employee had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The company hired a cleaning company and asked some employees to self-quarantine, and be tested for the virus.

• The Galveston County Daily News, 8522 Teichman Road.

The Daily News closed its offices to the public June 24 after an employee reported having tested positive for COVID-19.

Staff members continue to work in the building under protocols such as wearing face coverings and submitting to temperature checks.

The newspaper had reopened its offices May 26 after an initial closure early in the pandemic.

• Galveston Island Humane Society, 6814 Broadway

Temporarily closed to public on June 23, citing a rise in cases across the county. The organization will continue its mission of caring for animals and will continue to offer adoptions on an appointment basis, officials said.

• Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM 3005

The state park will be closed through July 9 after an "individual" at the park tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The closure was announced on June 27. Overnight camping and day use of the park is prohibited while during the closure.

• Jimmy’s on the Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd.

Confirmed employee case: Thursday, June 18

• MOD Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St.

Confirmed employee case: Saturday, June 20

Closed indefinitely.

• Moody Early Childhood Center, 1110 21st St.

 Two administrative employees at the preschool were diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 21 and June 22, school officials confirmed. The school will be closed until July 7.

• Rumors Beach Bar, 3102 Seawall Blvd.

Confirmed employee case: Wednesday, June 17

Business didn’t close.

• Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant, 4604 Seawall Blvd.

Confirmed employee case: Wednesday, June 17

Confirmed reopened: Monday, June 22

• Sound Bar, 2411 Mechanic St

The owner of the Sound Bar, a karaoke bar, announced on June 24 that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. The bar will be closed until further notice.

• Tola Mo’Bettah Market, 2208 Strand

Confirmed employee case: Wednesday, June 17

Business didn’t close.

• Yaga’s Café, 2314 Strand

Confirmed employee case: Sunday, June 14

• Yamato Japanese Restaurant, 2014 61st Street

Owner Michael Lo on June 24 confirmed that one employee had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had not been in the restaurant for a week before testing positive, Lo said. One other employee who was in close contact with the infected employee tested negative for the virus, Lo said. The restaurant did not close.


• Chick-Fil-A, 1640 FM 646 W

Confirmed employee: Wednesday, June 17

• Craft 96 Draught House + Kitchen, 2575 state Highway 96

Closed Thursday evening after members of the staff were exposed to COVID-19. Officials closed the restaurant, planning to conduct a deep cleaning of the building and have everyone on staff tested. The restaurant will reopen Friday.

• Discount Tire, 117 Gulf Freeway N

A single employee was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 24, according to an email from the company sent to The Daily News. The store will be closed for 48 hours to be clean and disinfected. All employees have been told to isolate themselves and seek testing.


• T-Bone Tom’s, 707 state Highway 146

Confirmed employee case: Thursday, June 18

Reopened Saturday, June 20


• Moody Bank, all locations

Moody Bank closed all lobbies systemwide effective June 22, officials announced. Moody Bank's drive-through remains open with normal business hours and bankers are available in person through appointments.


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