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All citations issued in September for violations of San Antonio’s Public Health Emergency Declaration

List shows locations in San Antonio that received citations in September

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SAN ANTONIO – There have been 40 citations issued so far in September for violations of San Antonio’s emergency declaration.

The city’s emergency health declaration requires businesses to post a list of COVID-19 symptoms near the entrance, requires all people 10 years and older to wear a face covering, prohibits large outside gatherings in excess of 10 people (with some exceptions) in line with social distancing guidelines, and allows restaurants to operate only up to 50% capacity.

The San Antonio Development Services Department, Center City Development and Operations Department, San Antonio Police Department and Metro Health are all charged with enforcing the order. The information below regarding citations has been provided by the city.

For the full list of requirements laid out in the seventh addendum to the 8th declaration of public health emergency regarding COVID-19, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Related: All citations issued in August for violations of San Antonio’s Public Health Emergency Declaration

To report a violation, call 210-207-7273.

Here is the current list of citations from September and the description of the violation included with the data:

September 18

  • Bentley’s Beer Garden - A proactive inspection was conducted at Bentley’s Beer Garden located at 802 N Alamo Street. Upon inspection, the location was found to be in violation of CDC guidelines on masks and social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • Cowboy’s Dancehall - A proactive inspection was conducted at Cowboys Dancehall located at 3030 NE Loop 410. Upon inspection, it was observed that the required signage was posted and the people dancing were wearing masks but that large groups of customers were clustered around the railing of the dance area. Only one small sign was posted for social distancing which was only seen by the person sitting in front of it. The manager stated that he had many signs posted along the railing but people removed them. The location was under 50% capacity but social distancing between large groups was not being enforced by the staff and some people were observed without masks. A citation was issued.
  • Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House - A proactive inspection was conducted at Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House located at 16080 San Pedro Avenue. Upon inspection, officials observed customers at the bar who were not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • Half Moon Saloon - A proactive inspection was conducted at Half Moon Saloon located at 308 N Presa Street. Upon inspection, it was observed that the required signage was not posted. A citation was issued.

September 17

  • Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen - A proactive inspection was conducted at Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen, located at 103 E Jones Avenue. Upon inspection, officials observed employees in the kitchen who were not wearing masks. These employees stated that they were all family members who lived together. They were advised that all employees must wear masks. Two customers were also observed walking up to order food without wearing masks and one gentleman was taking out the trash and not wearing a mask. Officials spoke with the manager and a citation was issued.
  • Southtown 101 - A proactive inspection was conducted at Southtown 101, located at 101 Pereida Street. The establishment has a RED Tag and was operating as a bar/restaurant without a change of status to a restaurant. Officers spoke with the owner who stated that he has not finished the application. A citation was issued.

September 16

  • Bobby’s Cafe - A call was received for people not wearing masks at Bobby’s Cafe, located at 6728 S Flores Street. Upon inspection, staff, including cooks in the kitchen, were observed not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.

September 11

  • The Rustic - A proactive inspection was conducted at The Rustic, located at 17619 La Cantera Parkway. Upon inspection, it was found that the location violated the social distancing requirement because tables were too close to each other. A citation was issued.
  • XTC Cabaret - A proactive inspection was conducted at XTC Cabaret, located at 2023 Sable Lane. Health and safety signage were posted but individuals were observed without masks and not social distancing. In addition, tables were overcrowded in a single party. Overall, occupancy was within the maximum limits. Officials met with the manager and general manager to communicate issues found at the time of inspections. Two citations were issued for lack of social distancing and masks and overcrowded tables.
  • Bob’s Steak & Chop House - A proactive inspection was conducted at Bob’s Steak and Chop House, located at 5815 Rim Pass. Upon inspection, officials observed that the required signage was properly posted and tables were spaced out to maintain social distancing. However, booths were being seated back to back without the required partitions. A citation was issued.
  • Thirsty’s Spot SA - A proactive inspection was conducted at Thirsty’s Spot SA, located at 8902 S Presa Street. Upon inspection, it was observed that required signage was properly posted. However, the location violated the social distancing requirements. A citation was issued to the owner.

September 7

  • San Pedro Park - A call was received for kids swimming in the pool at San Pedro Park, located at 2200 N Flores Street, and others were seated in closed areas. An officer observed three individuals swimming in the closed pool area in violation of the city ordinance. Three citations were issued to individuals.

September 6

  • Pearsall Park - Six individuals were issued citations for skating at Pearsall Park, located at 5102 Old Pearsall Road, was closed. One person was given a warning.

September 5

  • Mission Del Lago Golf Course - Two customers who were making a purchase in the pro shop at Mission Del Lago Golf Course, located at 1250 Mission Grande, were observed not wearing a face mask. A manager approached an officer with no face mask or facial covering on and stood less than six feet not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • Stray Grape Urban Winery - Officials observed employees at Stray Grape Urban Winery, located at 16630 US Hwy 281 N, not wearing face masks. Health and safety signage was posted. Hand sanitizer station and tables were marked for social distancing. Officials met with the manager who refused to comply. A citation was issued.
  • Las Islas Marias - Las Islas Marias, located at 522 SW Military, was found to have patrons not social distancing. Health and safety policies were posted. Tables were not marked for social distancing and booths were filled with customers actively eating, seated back to back with no partitions. Officials met with the owner and observed that the occupant load at 50% is 37, 34 customers were counted. A citation was issued.
  • Ojos Locos - A proactive inspection was conducted at Ojos Locos, located at 5809 NW Loop 410. A citation was issued for customers sitting at the bar within six feet of each other.
  • Pockets - A proactive inspection was conducted at Pockets located at 5819 NW Loop 410. A citation was issued for people not social distancing within six feet of each other. Patrons were also observed not wearing masks, playing pool and congregating in the private right rear corner room. A citation was issued.
  • San Antonio Event Center - San Antonio Event Center, located at 8111 Meadow Leaf, was observed to be over occupancy. The occupant load viewed was 1,285 people and the max occupancy at 50% is 1,716. The owner stated the occupancy capacity is 1,500. Several vendors and customers were inside with out a face mask. A line outside was observed not socially distancing and some customers were not wearing a face mask or face covering. A citation was issued.

September 4

  • Wing Daddy’s - A call was received for Wing Daddy’s, located at 10730 Potranco Road, for individuals not social distancing. No health and safety policy was posted. Employees were wearing face masks and customers were sitting down actively eating. Occupant load at 50% is 84, and the restaurant was in compliance with the occupant load. A citation was issued for not having the policy posted.
  • 210 Sports Bar - A proactive inspection was made at 210 Sports Bar, located at 1946 SW Military Drive. Officials spoke to the owner and informed him the the location was over occupancy. Officials counted 58 people four times and the maximum allowed is 52. A citation was issued.
  • Alex Tire Shop - A call was received for Alex Tire Shop, located at 2150 Basse Road, for individuals not wearing face masks. Health and safety signage was posted. The owner and two employees were not wearing a face mask while speaking with customers outside and not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued for violation of the face mask order.
  • Chicken N Pickle - A proactive inspection made at Chicken N Pickle, located at 5215 UTSA Blvd. The location had proper signage and was monitoring the number of people entering and exiting the facility. Multiple individuals were observed walking around without masks and were not maintaining six feet of distance from other groups. A citation was issued.
  • Ojos Locos - A call was received for Ojos Locos, located at 5809 NW Loop 410, for being over maximum capacity. Health and safety signage was posted and a hand sanitizer station was located at the front of the building. The occupant load is 179 at 50% and the property was not over occupied. Tables were marked off for social distancing while eating. The location had multiple individuals walking around without face masks and it was observed that people were not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • Vallarta Grill & Bar - A proactive inspection was made at Vallarta Grill & Bar located at 6810 NW Loop 410. Officials observed that required signage was posted. A Mariachi band was walking around table to table singing and not practicing social distancing. Booths were side by side as well, not in line with COVID-19 regulations. A citation was issued.

September 3

  • El Canelo Restaurant - A proactive inspection was made at El Canelo Restaurant located at 1003 Culebra Road. Officials observed COVID-19 signage posted at the front of the business. Business employees were not practicing social distancing and not wearing facial coverings. Officials spoke with the owner during this inspection. A citation was issued at the time of inspection.
  • Discount Tire - A call was received for Discount Tire employees not wearing masks when assisting customers at the 12850 IH 10 W location. Health and safety signage was posted. Waiting room chairs were spaced to ensure social distancing. Employees were observed not practicing social distancing or wearing masks. Police met with the manager and posted a red placard for the violation. A citation was issued.
  • Amore Bistro - A proactive inspection was made at Amore Bistro, located at 4553 N Loop 1604 W. The restaurant employees were not enforcing social distancing of tables. A red placard was given to the employee in charge at the time of inspection. The managers and owners were out of town.
  • Smashing Crab - A proactive inspection was made at Smashing Crab, located at 8910 Bandera Road. Observed signage was posted, temperature readings were taken and masks were being worn by employees and customers. Social distance was not being enforced due to tables being less than 6 feet apart. A citation was issued.

September 1

  • San Pedro Park - Park police were proactively patrolling San Pedro Park, located at 1315 San Pedro, when they observed 10-15 individuals swimming in the pool. They advised the individuals that the pool was closed. All except two individuals exited the pool. Police informed the individuals of the ordinance and posted signs. One citation was issued to each individual.
  • Mega Food Mart - A call was received for Mega Food Mart employees not wearing masks. Health and safety signage was posted at the store located at 9385 Marbach, but it was observed that an employee was assisting a customer without a mask and was not practicing social distancing. A red placard was posted and a citation was issued.

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