Healthcare workers, first responders and government agencies are working around the clock addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. But nonprofits, individuals, schools, businesses and grassroots groups are doing their part in the battle to slow the spread of coronavirus, especially when it comes to helping the more vulnerable members of the community. Here’s a bit of what’s happening around town and some ways you can help:
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Leola “Doris” Wallace was a fashion designer and seamstress who had an unusual knack for taking just one look at someone and mentally recording their measurements to sew the perfect dress, pantsuit or any other outfit they wanted.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 31 2020 - 5:00pm
Staying home last week saved 1,271 lives in San Antonio and Bexar County. Not only that, but 8,832 people didn't go to the hospital because you stayed home, according to projections by CI:Now, a San Antonio nonprofit that expands access to data that is understandable, trustworthy and timely. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued a Stay Home, Work Safe Order on March 25, 2020. For many people, staying home since then has been a frustrating experience with few tangible benefits.
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By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune March 24, 2020 “Your money or your life!” has never seemed so stark.
Written by rudyarispe on Mar 19 2020 - 1:25pm
Dozens of local restaurants have pivoted to offer curbside pickup or delivery service for food and alcohol after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg ordered restaurants on March 18 to close their dining rooms to combat spread of the coronavirus. Restaurateur Jean-Francois Poujol who operates two Beacon Hill eateries - SoHill Cafe and Julia’s Bistro & Bar - knew this day was coming and had already begun preparing by creating a free delivery service.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 16 2020 - 8:42pm
Here are some resources listed by school district for parents and families during the coronavirus pandemic:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 16 2020 - 8:17pm
NOWCastSA made this map so students and families can pick up free meals while San Antonio area schools are closed for the coronavirus pandemic. Sixteen school districts are offering meals to pick up at curbside locations or at drive throughs and several are using school buses to deliver meals at stops along a route. Each pin on this map gives the hours, the address and a link to more information. You can also get directions to walk, drive or take public transportation to the site. Here's how to find your school district's locations on your phone:
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 16 2020 - 3:34pm