San Antonio City Council votes to extend ‘Stay Home Work Safe’ order through June 4

Orders are in line with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s order

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Council on Thursday morning unanimously voted to extend the coronavirus emergency orders.

The "Stay Home, Work Safe” order be will extended until 11:59 p.m. on June 4. Nirenberg announced the extension on Tuesday but it was pending City Council approval. This is the fifth time councilmembers have approved an extension, according to city officials.

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The emergency order strongly encourages residents older than 10 to wear face masks and suspends foreclosure proceeding until July 6. It also includes advisory language on antibody tests and other health protocols.

The "Stay Home, Work Safe” order be will extended until 11:59 p.m. on June 4.

Also in the order, the public is “encouraged to stay home as much as possible" and “minimize social gatherings and in-person contact” with those outside of their households.

Read the full orders below.

It is intended to be consistent with Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide orders.

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There are 2,322 COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths in Bexar County, as of Wednesday, Nirenberg reported. He added that 82 patients are hospitalized, 36 are in the intensive care unit and 17 are on ventilators.

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