WATCH: San Antonio Mayor and Bexar County Judge give live, daily update at 6:10 p.m.
Daily briefing will be available here
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: Watch past briefings here: March 27th; March 28th; March 29th; March 30th; March 31; April 1; April 2; April 3; April 4; April 5; April 6; April 7; April 8 ; April 9; April 10; April 11; April 12; April 13; April 14; April 15; April 16; April 17; April 18; April 19; April 20; April 21; April 22; April 23; April 24; April 25; April 26; April 27; April 28; April 29; April 30; May 1; May 2; May 3; May 4; May 5; May 6; May 7; May 8; May 9; May 10; May 11; May 12; May 13; May 14; May 15; May 16; May 17; May 18; May 19; May 20; May 21; May 22; May 23; May 24; May 25 (no brief); May 26; May 27
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff will give daily updates about the status and response to COVID-19 in the community.
You can watch the live updates each day at 6:10 p.m. on this web page, as well as on KSAT-TV and on KSAT’s livestream app. The daily updates will also be livestreamed at AT&T channel 99, Grande channel 20, Spectrum channel 21, digital antenna 16.1.
Nirenberg and Wolff issued “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders that went into effect at 11:59 on March 24.
The leaders issued new orders with guidelines for the community on April 29. (See the orders below.)
Gov. Greg Abbott said on April 27 that all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls in Texas would be allowed to open by May 1 as long as they maintain only 25% occupancy and follow distancing guidelines. However, there is no requirement for them to open, he said.
Abbott said on April 17 that public and private schools and higher education campuses will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year. However, school districts are ensuring students still have access to food during the closures by providing free, curbside meal services. (Click here for a map of where students can get meals.)
Local churches have moved to a temporary online-only format. However, Abbott announced April 27 that starting May 1, churches and other places of worship can expand occupancy as Texas begins a phased reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.
Read Bexar County’s updated executive order below:
Read San Antonio’s updated executive order below:
MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT:
- Everything we know about the coronavirus cases in Bexar, surrounding counties
- These are the places you can get tested for COVID-19 in Bexar County, San Antonio
- Here’s what you need to know about the mandatory face-covering rules in San Antonio, Bexar County
- Gov. Abbott: Texas classrooms closed for rest of school year; economy to reopen in waves using ‘data and doctors’
- Track coronavirus cases by ZIP, age in San Antonio with interactive map
- Map: Track COVID-19 cases in Texas, county-by-county updates
- SAQ: Your coronavirus questions answered
- A guide to unemployment benefits for Texans laid off during coronavirus pandemic
- Where San Antonio-area students can find free Wi-Fi during pandemic
- Map: Where San Antonio-area students can find free school meals during closures
- 8 ways to help your fellow San Antonians during coronavirus pandemic
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- Resources from World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of San Antonio
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