These sessions will cover the guidelines and process of the City of San Antonio's COVID19 Recovery Grant Program. The session is hosted by LiftFund the administrator of the fund. The fund is for small businesses and nonprofits and is open from July 13, 10 a.m. to July 27, 5 p.m. Register for the Grant Program Overview Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2133916082727209228 Dates for Webinar: Monday, July 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 2 2020 - 7:55pm
Midway through a news conference where executives were describing hospitals' herculean efforts to cope with a staggering increase in COVID-19 cases in San Antonio and Bexar County, the governor of Texas dropped a proclamation. Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texans in most counties to wear face coverings in public and gave mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. It was what local leaders had been imploring him to do for weeks, as COVID-19 cases spiraled out of control in Texas' urban areas.
Written by Beth Graham on Jun 30 2020 - 4:18pm
Melida Villegas Hutton was born on July 20, 1935, in Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico, one of five siblings. She moved to the United States, where in the 1970s she became a citizen, and raised three daughters as a single mother. She was lost to the COVID-19 virus on June 15, 2020.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 29 2020 - 1:25pm
By Meena Venkataramanan, The Texas Tribune June 26, 2020
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 26 2020 - 9:10pm
As San Antonio stepped up its battle against COVID-19 by banning gatherings of more than 10 people in city parks or plazas, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said weekend #BlackLivesMatter protesters would be "kindly asked to think about the pandemic we're in, and disperse." The remarks by Nirenberg, who has repeatedly encouraged #BlackLivesMatters protestors to demonstrate and speak out, came during the evening briefing on the virus which threatens to overwhelm the city's hospital capacity.
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 26 2020 - 10:28am
Because of the exponential increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg has signed an emergency order prohibiting outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people to contain the spread of COVID-19. “The virus has gained a foothold in our community as the state continues to open," Nirenberg said. “We need to act aggressively to regain control and slow its spread with every tool available."
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 26 2020 - 10:10am
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took his most drastic action yet to respond to the post-reopening coronavirus surge in Texas, shutting bars back down and scaling back restaurant capacity to 50%. He also shut down river-rafting trips and banned outdoor gatherings of over 100 people unless local officials approve.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 25 2020 - 8:21pm
As COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocketed again in Bexar County, a top medical official said the area is on a "worst cast scenario" trajectory that could overwhelm hospital capacity within weeks. "This car is going at full speed headed toward a brick wall," said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg during the nightly media briefing. "We all have a role to play. We'll all feel the impact if we hit it." The situation is "a little scary," said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. "If we do nothing, by mid-August we could have 1,900 people" hospitalized.
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 24 2020 - 2:47pm
Miriam and her 15-year old daughter, asylum-seekers from Honduras, have been held at a private prison in Dilley for more than 300 days. They are among more than 80 immigrant families being kept at the South Texas Family Residential Center, as it is called by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The facility is ringed in barbed wire and the ICE agents refer to the families as “inmates.”
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 23 2020 - 12:24pm
Where can you get tested for the COVID-19 virus? This map has COVID-19 testing locations around San Antonio. Some are free, some are not. Some sites are pop-up testing locations that last from 1-2 days. This map will change as more information becomes available. The City of San Antonio announced that city-run testing sites would only test symptomatic people beginning July 6. They also asked for those people who are getting tested that have insurance to please no go to the free testing locations, so those who are uninsured can get tested.