I hope that you all are staying healthy and at home
as much as possible. This is an unprecedented time for San
Antonio and the rest of the world. I want to take the time to
thank all of the individuals who are working to support our city
during this time. Whether you are a healthcare, construction or
restaurant professional - or anything in between, we are so
grateful for your continued support and hard work.
Metro Health continues to provide up-to-date
information and resources for our residents on their website. The numbers are updated daily at 7:00 PM. Mayor
Nirenberg and Judge Wolff give nightly updates at 6:13 PM on
TVSA. TVSA can be seen on the following video providers: Spectrum
Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-verse
Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsaor www.facebook.com/COSAGOV.
As always, thank you for being active community
members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate
to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to
you. The District 10 team is still on hand and available to
address your needs and concerns throughout this time.
Emergency Order Addendum
The Mayor issued an addendum to the standing
emergency order last week:
·Staff members at long-term care facilities may only
work at one facility. Long-term care facilities should identify
and exclude potentially infected staff members and implement
appropriate infection control measures;
·Provides the City with the authority to revoke
Certificates of Occupancy from businesses as an enforcement
measure for repeat violations of Stay Home Work Safe orders;
·Requiring all food, household staples retail,
including those doing pick-up/delivery to limit number of people
at pickup or in an establishment so that social distancing may be
maintained, implement an organized line system where spacing is
at least 6 feet apart, and post the establishment’s guidelines
that limit number of people and implement the line system;
·Closes park amenities including playgrounds,
basketball courts, tennis courts, skate plazas and splash pads at
all community recreational areas;
·Closes City parks, except for walking/running/biking
trails, on April 11 and April 12 - Easter Weekend.
·Closes all municipal and private golf courses and
driving ranges (including frisbee courses).
The CDC is recommending the use of cloth face
coverings in public settings where other social distancing
measures are difficult to maintain — like grocery stores and
pharmacies. The CDC also recommends these coverings to slow the
spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do
not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth coverings are
advised so that medical grade masks can be reserved for our
frontline emergency personnel and healthcare workers.
San Antonio and Bexar County issued an advisory that
recommends residents over the age of 5 wear a cloth mask in
public if they are traveling to a place that cannot properly
employ social distancing.
See the full cloth coverings recommendation from the
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has
opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about
the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents
can call 210-207-5779 or 311. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00
p.m.) Information regarding COVID-19 is also available in
American Sign Language here.
You can also downloadthe Ready South Texas app here.
·To sign up to donate blood to the South Texas Blood
& Tissue Center, click here.
·To sign up to donate blood to the American Red
Cross, click here.
Referral No Longer Required for COVID-19 Test
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has
modified the COVID-19 testing criteria. A doctor’s referral is no
longer required. Now, anyone with symptoms can get tested.
Residents can schedule a testing appointment by calling
210-233-5970 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If you are
feeling unwell during the weekend please call your physician, an
urgent care center or, if you are uninsured, a federally
San Antonio's self-screening tool can help inform
your decision on whether or not to seek testing, but please note
it is only for information purposes and does not provide a
medical diagnosis. Access the tool here: https://covid19test.quacito.com/
Federally qualified clinics:
Did you know that there are markers that designate
the path of the El Camino Real de los Tejas? These granite
markers were placed in five mile intervals along the El Camino
Real as a statewide project by the Daughters of the American
Revolution. Each of these markers read: "Kings Highway,
Camino Real, Old San Antonio Road, Marked by the Daughters of the
American Revolution and the State of Texas, A.D.
The photo to the left was taken at the intersection
of Nacogdoches Rd/FM 2252 and Higgins Dr. The District 10 office
worked closely with El Chaparral/Fertile Valley and Pepperidge
Neighborhood Associations to ensure that this monument remained
protected. The monument was recently restored and placed on a
pedestal and will eventually be surrounded by fencing.
you, San Antonio Food Bank!
I was so glad to lend a helping
hand with the San Antonio Food Bank over at Morgan’s
Wonderland and Toyota Field earlier this week. Thank you to all
of the hardworking volunteers who are helping to ensure that no
family goes hungry during this time.
For all the ways that the San
Antonio Food Bank can provide food assistance, please
visit www.safoodbank.org or call 210.432.8326 Monday-Friday, 8 AM -5