Walker County Judge Danny Pierce says he will enforce an order set by Gov. Greg Abbott.
In a letter Thursday, Judge Pierce ordered bars to close and businesses to to reduce capacity from 75 percent to 50 percent.
According to Order GA-32, capacity restrictions for restaurants, bars, and other businesses in Walker County must be reduced after the number of COVID patients crossed the 15 percent threshold for 7-days in a row.
Walker County is part of Trauma Service Area Q which also includes the Houston area.
There is also free COVID-19 testing in the county but appointments are required.