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

List shows locations in San Antonio that received citations in December

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SAN ANTONIO – There have been 49 citations issued so far in December for violations of San Antonio’s emergency declaration.

The San Antonio Development Services Department (DSD), Center City Development and Operations Department, San Antonio Police Department and Metro Health are all charged with enforcing the order, which 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 up to 75% capacity.

For the full list of requirements laid out in the most recent executive order from Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, scroll to the bottom of the article.

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

Related: Bars ordered to close again in Bexar County ‘until further notice’

Here is the current list of citations from December, provided by the city, and the description of the violation included with the data:

December 29

  • Guests at Alamo Bowl - Security staff working the Alamo Bowl cited 10 people for “repeated refusal” to wear masks or wear them properly. The violation states that the guests had received prior warnings before they were cited. Another seven people were either issued warnings or left/were escorted out due to violating the mask rule, according to the city.

December 28

  • LA Fitness - A caller reported to DSD officials that the gym at 5803 Babcock Road was overcrowded and exceeded the 75% capacity limit. An inspector made the location and noted that the gym was within the capacity limit, however, employees were not wearing masks. The report stated that the mask situation was “not being addressed by management.” A citation for mask use violation was issued.
  • My Bar - A call received for possible COVID-19 violations led to an inspection by DSD. An inspector observed both employees and customers not wearing masks and not social distancing. A citation was issued for the bar owner. The bar is located at 6402 Callaghan Road.

December 23

  • A’s Up Sports Lounge - During an inspection, the bar located at 5520 W. Military Drive was cited by DSD officials for being open despite being labeled as a red tag per TABC - meaning the bar should not be offering on-premises service. An inspector noted “multiple” people on-site were consuming alcohol. The inspector called the owner of the bar, who told the inspector that the bar had not been reclassified as a blue tag. A citation was issued.
  • Taqueria Nuevo Vallarta - A caller reported that the restaurant, located at 3451 Roosevelt Ave., was over capacity. An inspector met with the manager and observed that customers were not socially distanced. A DSD official issued a citation.

December 21

  • Easy Stop - During a proactive inspection of Easy Stop, located at 423 NW 24th Street, DSD officials saw customers not wearing masks and observed that while social distancing features were in place, they were not being enforced. A citation was issued.

December 18

  • H&H Insurance Agency - A caller reported H&H Insurance Agency, located at 70 NE Loop 410, for employees not wearing face masks. During an inspection, DSD officials saw employees not wearing masks where required. A citation was issued.
  • Black Clover - During a proactive inspection, Black Clover, located at 3030 Thousand Oaks was cited by DSD officials for being open despite being labeled as a red tag per TABC - meaning the bar should not be offering on-premises service. A citation was issued.
  • Quick Stop Food Mart - During a proactive inspection of Quick Stop Food Mart, located at 1311 N Hamilton Avenue, DSD officials observed an employee and two customers not wearing face masks. Social distancing features were in place but social distancing was not being enforced. A citation was issued.
  • NW Food Center - An employee and a vendor were seen not wearing face masks during a proactive inspection at NW Food Center, located at 1213 NW 24th Street. A citation was issued.

December 17

  • Circle K - A citation was issued at a Circle K located at 1203 Roosevelt Avenue after DSD officials saw that no health and safety signage was posted outside the business. Customers were also seen not wearing masks and not social distancing.
  • Big Frog Custom Shirts - DSD officials issued a citation to Big Frog Custom Shirts located at 15058 US 281 N after the staff was seen not wearing masks.

December 16

  • Delicious Tamales Factory - A proactive inspection of Delicious Tamales Factory located at 3500 S Presa revealed no health and safety signage posted outside the business. DSD officials also noticed employees not wearing face masks when required and no social distancing features were present. A citation was issued.

December 15

  • Circle K - A caller reported seeing employees at a Circle K, located at 1503 SW Military, not wearing masks. DSD officials observed customers wearing masks but not employees in areas where it’s required. A citation was issued.

December 12

  • Basement Bar and Lounge - DSD officials issued a citation to Basement Bar and Lounge, located at 244 Losoya Street due to no health and safety signage being posted and customers seen violating the mask order in addition to not practicing social distancing.

December 11

  • Purgatory - A proactive inspection at Purgatory, located at 1010 N. Main Avenue, revealed that customers sitting at the bar top were not practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • Zarzamora Street Gym - A citation was issued to Zarzamora Street Gym, located at 1402 N. Zarzamora St., after employees refused to allow Emergency Declaration Enforcement officers access to inspect the building. A printout was given by the staff for code enforcement agents to contact the attorney for the establishment.
  • Burnhouse Cigar and Martini - A citation was issued at Burnhouse Cigar and Martini, located at 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., after DSD employees observed customers not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing.

December 10

  • Little Em’s Oyster Bar - A caller reported that Little Em’s Oyster Bar, located at 1001 S Alamo, was over-occupied, however, DSD officials found the location to be following occupancy guidelines. Health and safety signage was not posted and a citation was issued for no signage.
  • Frida Mexican Restaurant - DSD officials observed social distancing violations during a proactive inspection at Frida Mexican Restaurant located at 18740 Stone Oak Parkway. A citation was issued.
  • Oak Hill Lanes - A proactive inspection at Oak Hill Lanes, located at 7330 Callaghan Road revealed that separation barriers placed between the seating areas did not meet guidelines. DSD officials met with the owner and explained the issues regarding the lack of social distancing and bowlers not wearing masks as they walked throughout the building. A citation was issued.

December 8

  • Crunch Fitness - A caller reported that Crunch Fitness, located at 8715 Marbach Road, was over occupied and not enforcing the city-mandated mask requirement. DSD officials observed employees and customers not wearing masks where it’s required and not social distancing. A citation was issued.

December 7

  • 7-Eleven - DSD officials visited the 7-Eleven at 14702 Blanco Road after a caller reported seeing people inside not wearing masks properly. After visiting the location, officials confirmed an employee was improperly wearing their mask even after the inspectors spoke with the manager about it. A citation was issued after the owner arrived.

December 5

  • Pegasus - During a proactive inspection a the Pegasus nightclub at 1420 N. Main Avenue, DSD inspectors found the proper health and safety signage was not posted and witnessed employees and customers not wearing masks or practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • Knockout - During a proactive inspection at Knockout bar at 1420 N. Main Avenue, inspectors found that the proper safety signage was not posted and employees and customers were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing. A citation was issued.
  • The Block San Antonio - After a caller reported violations at The Block San Antonio food truck park at 14530 Roadrunner Way, inspectors visited the location. They met with the manager after observing some employees and customers not wearing masks. A citation was issued.
  • Attagirl - During a proactive inspection at (Cullum’s) Attagirl restaurant and bar at 726 E. Mistletoe, inspectors observed customers and employees not wearing masks or social distancing. Attagirl did not have a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission license. A citation was issued.

December 4

  • Regia’s Cocina - During a proactive inspection of Regia’s Cocina at 1701 W. Martin, officers observed employees not wearing masks. After meeting with the manager, the officer issued a citation.
  • Speedy’s Taco - During a proactive inspection at Speedy’s Taco at 1823 W. Martine, inspectors met with the manager after observing employees not wearing masks. A citation was issued.
  • Taquitos West Avenue - During a proactive inspection of Taquitos West Avenue, officers noticed that the proper health and safety signage was not posted. A citation was issued and the manager was provided with a copy of the signage for display.
  • Las Pinchanchas Cafe - After someone called to report that staff at Las Pinchanchas Cafe were not wearing masks, officers visited the restaurant at 450 Fredericksburg Road and found tables not properly distanced. The issue was addressed and the establishment is now in compliance on table spacing, but the restaurant was issued a citation for a violation of the mask policy.

December 3

  • Stanley’s Ice House - A proactive inspection was conducted at Stanley’s Ice House located at 2442 W Southcross Boulevard. An employee and vendor were seen not wearing masks where required and not social distancing, according to DSD officials. A citation was issued.
  • El Azteca Mexican Restaurant - A proactive inspection was conducted at El Azteca Mexican Restaurant located at 2800 Guadalupe Street. DSD officials saw that customers were actively eating at tables that were not properly socially distanced at the required 6 feet. A citation was issued for not social distancing.
  • The Nail Spa - A proactive inspection was conducted at The Nail Spa located at 555 E Basse Road. DSD officials noted that no health and safety signage was posted. A citation was issued for not having the required signage.

December 2

  • South Texas Guns - A call was received for no enforcement of city-mandated mask requirements at South Texas Guns located at 15120 US Hwy 281 North. No health and safety signage was posted, according to DSD officials. Employees were not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing, DSD officials reported. A citation was issued.
  • Botanica Miracle Hands - A proactive inspection was conducted at Botanica Miracle Hands located at 2600 S Flores Street. Employees and customers were observed not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing, according to DSD officials. A citation was issued.
  • Subway - A proactive inspection was conducted at a Subway restaurant located at 8002 Callaghan Road. Health and safety signage was not posted, DSD officials said. A citation was issued for the missing signage.

December 1

  • Kaotic Barber Shop - A proactive inspection was conducted at Kaotic Barber Shop located at 1414 Cupples Road. DSD officials saw that the required signage was not posted at the shop and employees were seen not wearing face masks. A citation was issued for no posted signage and for mask use violations.
  • Valle’s Flowers - A proactive inspection was conducted at Valle’s Flowers located at 1315 Cupples Road. DSD officials noticed that required signage was not posted at the entrance. A citation was issued for not posting required signage at the entrance.
  • Total Wine - A proactive inspection was conducted at Total Wine located at 125 NW Loop 410. DSD officials observed that no health and safety signage was posted as required by the city’s declaration. Officials met with the manager, posted a placard and issued a citation for not posting the required health and safety signage.

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