Hospitalization rate leads to capacity restrictions Posted in: NewsCOVID-19 Trauma Service Area O, the region of Texas that includes Bastrop County, has reached the threshold of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 that triggers a 50% capacity limit for most businesses. Bastrop County has been notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) that, due to high hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the region, certain Bastrop County businesses are to operate at 50% capacity and healthcare providers may not conduct elective surgeries. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order GA-32, issued on October 7 last year, reinstates restrictions that stop the spread of COVID-19 for regions that have high hospitalizations of COVID-19.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!