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Workforce Solutions responds to questions about employers, employees affected by COVID-19

SAN ANTONIO – Workforce Solutions Alamo held a press conference Friday morning to update the community of its Rapid Response Services concerning the novel coronavirus.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said employees that have already felt financial effects due to the coronavirus should call WSA at 210-224-HELP.

In a news release, WSA said it “understands the concern and uncertainty many area employers and workers may be experiencing related to COVID-19.”

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The WSA provides on-site services for both employees and employers, and can help with the transition to new employment.

Nirenberg urged the public to stay home as much as possible for social distancing.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world, Bexar County and San Antonio have issued emergency declarations to implement social distancing.

That includes the closures of non-essential businesses like bars, gyms, theaters and dine-in restaurants, leaving employers and employees worried about the effects like possible layoffs.

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COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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