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COVID-19 latest information for San Antonio, Texas

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FILE - In this March 17, 2020, a medical worker tests a person for the coronavirus at a drive-thru facility in San Antonio. Nobody can say with precise certainty how many coronavirus tests that the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball would need before those leagues can resume playing games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE - In this March 17, 2020, a medical worker tests a person for the coronavirus at a drive-thru facility in San Antonio. Nobody can say with precise certainty how many coronavirus tests that the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball would need before those leagues can resume playing games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Location

San Antonio, Texas

Last reviewed

8/7/2020 6:30 p.m.

Overview

As 770 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Bexar County, social distancing guidelines and mask mandates remain in place for residents. Health officials are providing guidance to school districts on when and how to reopen and businesses are required to implement safeguards to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Social distancing

A majority of social distancing guidelines remain in place in San Antonio.

Officials have banned gatherings, both indoor and outdoor, of 100 people or more, with exceptions.

Events

Nearly every large gathering in San Antonio, like Fiesta, Mala Luna Music Festival and Diwali SA have announced their 2020 events will be canceled due to the pandemic.

Mask mandates

In San Antonio, people 10 years or older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth where it is difficult to social distance.

Gov. Greg Abbott has mandated that Texans in counties with 20 or more COVID-19 cases must wear face coverings in public.

Healthcare status

In Bexar County, 770 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, down from 801 on Wednesday.

Available hospital capacity is at 13%, and 51% of ventilators are available.

Schools

Metro Health has unveiled a new school safety indicator to help guide Bexar County schools weighing the decision to reopen.

Currently, the indicator is red — indicating that the risk level is high.

Theme parks

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio and the San Antonio Zoo are open at a 50% capacity limit, as allowed by Abbott.

Businesses and facilities

Commercial entities must implement a policy that requires face masks and the prominent display of COVID-19 symptoms, according to the mayor’s orders.

The city is encouraging businesses to take the temperatures of customers if they have the resources and capacity to do so.

Public transport

VIA Metropolitan Transit has increased measures to ensure its buses are thoroughly cleaned. The bus system also has modified its routes to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to help

If you’d like to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a webpage of stories with resources and tips.


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