San Antonio is our beloved city and as such we care very deeply for everyone that is affected by the pandemic. We all try our best to follow new guidelines and regulations, but sometimes we need a little reminder of what all that entails. The team at SA Social Calendar has gathered the resources you need to stay safe and up to date with school closures, who’s hiring, and ways to give back to the community. Listed below, find helpful updates and resources for our area.
SAN ANTONIO (April 29, 2020) — Today, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Judge Nelson Wolff issued separate but joint updates to their Stay Home, Work Safe Orders to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19. The orders are effective beginning at 11:59 p.m. today, April 29, 2020 and if extended by City Council at this Thursday’s meeting, will last until 11:59 p.m. on May 19, or until it is either rescinded, superseded or amended.
Governor Abbott’s order includes the following reopened services, at 25 percent occupancy retail stores, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, museums, libraries (at this time, City-owned libraries remained closed), golf courses and places of worship. The Governor’s order does not mandate the opening of these facilities; however, they may reopen if they choose to. These services need to follow specific sector guidance in the Governor’s guidance for reopening businesses.
Violations of the orders may be reported to 210-207-SAPD.
The Governor’s order indicates that bars, gyms, bowling alleys, arcades, public swimming pools, massage establishments, tattoo and piercing studios and cosmetology and barber ships must remain closed.
Starting on Friday, May 1, all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls in Texas would be allowed to open as long as they maintain only 25% occupancy and follow distancing guidelines.
Masks are encouraged for all Texans but are not mandated.
Dentists and other licensed health care professionals can resume services on Friday.
Libraries and museums may also be able to open as long as they don’t have interactive, hands-on exhibits.
Abbott also said churches could expand occupancy, and that sports like tennis or golf can resume as long as there are not more than four people playing together.
Vulnerable populations, including the elderly and people with compromised health, should continue to limit interaction with others during this time.
The second phase would begin in mid-May, if the state is able to maintain health care capacity and limit the spread a new “flare-up” of the disease. Others, like gyms, bars, barbershops and nail salons, would potentially be able to reopen under the second phase.
Starting on Friday, May 8
Barber shops, nail and beauty salons and tanning facilities can open again to customers.
Those businesses have to maintain social and physical distancing between customer stations. Customers in waiting areas need to maintain a 6-foot distance between them or wait outside. Stylists and customers are strongly encouraged to wear masks while services are being performed. Hair stylists will only be able to work with one customer at a time.
Pools can only reopen if they are permitted to operate by the local government. San Antonio has not reopened its city pools as of Friday morning.
Phase 2 of reopening Texas amid the coronavirus pandemic to include bars, bowling alleys, summer sports camps and child care services with restrictions. Restaurants will be allowed to expand dine-in seating capacity to 50%.
May 18 – Child care facilities, office buildings (25%), personal care services, youth sports, clubs (scouting, etc), and gyms.
May 22 – Bars (25%), bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, rodeos, zoos, aquariums, and natural caverns.
May 31 – Youth day camps, overnight youth camps, some professional sports.
School districts have been given the go-ahead to host summer school but social distancing practices must be maintained.
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