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 rudyarispe on Jun 26 2020 - 10:28am
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.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 17 2020 - 5:51pm
By Valeria Olivares, The Texas Tribune June 17, 2020
Written by Edward Olvera on Jun 10 2020 - 11:35am
Find the latest information with historical context on this data visualization developed by Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. Click the tabs across the bottom of this graphic to drill down on important indicators such as hospitalizations on this data dashboard developed by Texas Department of Human Services and Texas Health Services.
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 9 2020 - 11:42am
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery has resumed committal services for families who are burying their loved ones. Since March 23, 2020 the cemetery discontinued committal services and military funeral honors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Written by rudyarispe on Jun 2 2020 - 2:24pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit is committed to helping people get back on their feet by offering a new fare assistance program for unemployed riders. Now that fare collection has resumed after a 10-week fare-relief period, those who are unemployed can request VIA’s new Workforce Assistance Pass. The free bus pass is good for 31 days from activation and is available through this August for VIA customers who present a copy of their unemployment benefit statement (dated May 15 or after) and a current photo ID at a VIA ticket window during normal business hours.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 1 2020 - 1:24pm