Bexar County judge, San Antonio mayor issue nightly curfew for Thanksgiving weekend

Curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Thursday and extends through Monday, Nov. 30.

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SAN ANTONIO – Fearing that the Thanksgiving weekend will end in a huge spike of COVID-19 cases, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg have imposed a curfew, beginning from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Thursday, Nov. 26, and extending through Monday, Nov. 30.

People will not be allowed to gather outside of their household during the imposed curfew, except for when seeking services from a business.

Related: Answers to frequently asked questions about Bexar County’s Thanksgiving curfew

Restaurants, include those with outdoor service areas, will also be required to close for dine-in services at 10 p.m. until the curfew period ends. The establishments may continue to offer drive-thru, curbside or takeout service after 10 p.m. and resume dine-in service at 6 a.m. during the curfew period.

The amended public health order strongly encourages dine-in food service providers to only offer curbside or takeout until the curfew expires on Monday.

Individuals or establishments who violate the curfew rules may face a fine up to $1,000.

“Each day a violation continues constitutes a new offense,” the order reads.

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