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

List shows locations in San Antonio that received citations in January

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SAN ANTONIO – Below is a list of all the citations issued so far in January 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 50% 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.

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

January 30

  • Roxy Sports Bar - Staff and customers were seen not wearing masks and social distancing features were not being enforced at Roxy Sports Bar located at 3249 Wurzbach Parkway. A citation was issued.
  • Subway - The Subway at 18410 US Hwy 281 was issued a citation for not having the COVID-19 symptom signage posted, despite having the mask signage posted. A manager told DSD officials that the owner removed the symptoms sign.
  • Hops & Hounds - A call was received for Hops & Hounds, located at 13838 Jones Maltsberger Road, allowing customers inside despite being over 50% capacity. DSD officials did not issue a citation for capacity but noticed that staff and customers were not wearing masks or socially distancing. A citation was issued for the mask violations.
  • El Corona Nite Club - Social distancing features were not being enforced and staff and customers were seen not wearing masks during a proactive inspection of El Corona Nite Club located at 7503 US HWY 90 W. The location was also operating over the allowed 450-person capacity - with 731 people counted inside the club. Two citations were issued - one for the mask violation and the other for exceeding the maximum allowed capacity.
  • Bar 301 - A day after being issued three citations, Bar 301, located at 23567 IH-10 W, was issued two more citations. Social distancing features were not being enforced and staff and customers were not wearing masks. The location was also operating with a red tag, however, a blue tag is required for operation under current state guidelines. Citations were issued for on-premise consumption and violations of the mask and social distancing guidelines.
  • Individuals - A total of 36 citations were issued to individuals attending a house party in the 7000 block of Autumn Park. DSD officials said that they received a call for a large party of 100 people at a San Antonio residence where people were not wearing masks or socially distancing. Underage drinking was observed and citations were issued for minors in possession of alcohol. All attendees were required to leave the area.

January 29

  • Smoke BBQ - A call was received for possible violations of the city’s emergency health declaration at Smoke BBQ, located at 501 E Crockett Street. Officials observed customers not wearing masks, not social distancing and groups of more than 10 gathering together. A citation was issued.
  • Chevron (Luisa’s Cocina) -Employees were seen not wearing masks at Chevron (Luisa’s Cocina), located at 418 Fair Avenue. A citation was issued.
  • Bar 301 - A trio of citations was issued to 301 Bar, located at 23567 IH-10 W. DSD officials found no health and safety signage posted, no social distancing features being enforced and found the location to be operating with a red tag - a blue tag is required for operation under current state guidelines.

January 28

  • Kennedy’s Irish Bar - Social distancing features were not being enforced and employees were seen not wearing masks during a proactive inspection at Kennedy’s Irish Bar, located at 19179 Blanco Road. A citation was issued.
  • Rodriguez Auto Center - Employees were not wearing face masks and there were no social distancing features in place or being enforced during a proactive inspection of Rodriguez Auto Center, located at 2521 S Presa. A citation was issued.

January 27

  • Chelita’s Mexican Restaurant - During an inspection of Chelita’s Mexican Restaurant located at 550 Enrique M Barrera Parkway, DSD officials observed that social distancing features were not in place and social distancing was not being enforced. A citation was issued.
  • Vehicle Wrap Texas - Masks were not being worn by customers and staff during a proactive inspection of Vehicle Wrap Texas, located at 6563 Babcock Road. A citation was issued.

January 23

  • El Corona Nite Club - During a proactive inspection it was determined that social distancing and face masks were not being enforced. The club was over its 50% capacity of 450 people by having a total of 766 people in the building, officials said. Two citations were issued — one for exceeding the maximum capacity and the other for mask and social distancing violations. The bar is located at 7503 U.S. Hwy 90 West.
  • Three Legged Monkey - A proactive inspection at the bar at 2313 NW Military Hwy found that social distancing was not being enforced and customers were not wearing masks. A citation was issued.
  • Taqueria El Rancho de Jalisco - The restaurant at 505 Fair Ave. did not have social distancing features in place, and staff members were not wearing masks. A citation was issued.
  • Dollar General - Staff members were not wearing masks at the store, located at 5735 W. Commerce St.

January 22

  • Hops and Hounds - A caller reported that the restaurant at 13838 Jones Maltsberger was over capacity. An inspector noted that kitchen staff and customers were not wearing masks, and they were not following social distancing guidelines. The general manager told the inspector that they have “very little staff members” to enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines, and they would hire more people to help with the mask enforcement. A citation was issued for mask violation.
  • Shell - A proactive inspection found that customers and staff were not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing, resulting in a citation. The store is located at 1753 Rigsby Ave. Health and safety signage was not posted.
  • El Sol Mexican Restaurant - A proactive inspection found that kitchen staff members were not wearing masks and not practicing social distancing, and health and safety signage was not posted. A citation was issued for the restaurant located at 1815 Pleasanton Road.
  • Center Court Pizza - A caller reported that masks were not being worn at the restaurant located at 20711 Wilderness Oak. An inspector noted that a health and safety policy was posted but staff and customers were not wearing masks properly. Customers walking inside the establishment were also not wearing masks. A citation was issued.
  • Sand Box - A practice inspection at the establishment at 7280 UTSA Blvd. found that social distancing features were not being enforced. Customers were also not wearing masks where required. A citation was issued. This is the second citation for Sand Box this month.
  • North Park Mazda - The car dealership at 9333 San Pedro Ave. received a citation for staff not wearing masks.

January 21

  • Twin Peaks - Employees were observed not wearing masks where required and not practicing social distancing at Twin Peaks, located at 103 SW Loop 410. A citation was issued.
  • Mega Vape - Health and safety signage was not posted at Mega Vape, located at 2603 SW Military, resulting in a citation.
  • Construction Site - Workers at a construction site near 7203 Wurzbach Road were seen not wearing masks. A citation was issued to the property owner in charge of the construction workers.
  • The Sand Box - A citation was issued to The Sand Box, located at 7280 UTSA Blvd., after DSD officials observed multiple groups not wearing masks where required and not practicing social distancing.
  • H-E-B - The H-E-B at 735 SW Military was issued a citation after DSD officials found that the location was not enforcing social distancing measures. A customer was also found to not have a face mask and refused to put one on in compliance with the city mandate. A citation was issued.
  • Lin’s Buffet - During a proactive inspection at Lin’s Buffet, located at 7863 IH-35 South, DSD officials noted that no health and safety signage was posted. A citation was issued.

January 19

  • Mario Grocery - A caller reported that people weren’t wearing masks at Mario Grocery, located at 2902 Guadalupe Street. DSD officials saw that health and safety signage was posted and that employees were wearing masks but that customers were not wearing masks where required. A citation was issued.

January 16

  • Midas - A caller reported the Midas located at 11000 IH 10 W for people not wearing masks. DSD officials inspected the location and found that staff members were not wearing masks and no health and safety signage was posted. Two citations were issued.

January 15

  • Cowboys Dancehall employee - An employee of a food truck at Cowboys Dancehall, located at 3030 NE Loop 410, was issued a citation after DSD officials noted that the person was not wearing a mask and not social distancing. The inspection revealed that customers and other employees inside the building were wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
  • Gloria’s Hideout - Health and safety signage was not posted at Gloria’s Hideout, located at 5330 S Zarzamora Street, during a proactive inspection by DSD officials. The location is also offering on-premise services despite having a red TABC tag which classifies it as a bar, not a restaurant. Two citations were issued - one for not having the appropriate signage and the other for offering on-premise services.

January 14

  • Bombay Klub - The Bombay Klub located at 4542 W Cesar E Chavez Boulevard was told to shut down by DSD officials due to the location having a Red TABC tag. A blue tag is required for operation under current state guidelines. A citation was also issued for the location not having health and safety signage posted.
  • Diamonds Show Club - Employees and customers were seen not wearing masks where required and not social distancing at Diamonds Show Club located at 2525 NE Loop 410. The club was also operating without a certificate of occupancy. A citation was issued.

January 12

  • Kwik Wash Laundry - A caller reported Kwik Wash Laundry, located at 11802 Blanco Road, for customers not wearing masks. Upon arrival, DSD officials saw no health and safety signage posted, at least one customer not wearing a mask and no attendant present at the laundromat. Two citations were issued.

January 11

  • Cowboys Dancehall - City records show that SAPD responded to a call on Jan. 9 for reports that Cowboys Dancehall located at 3030 NE Loop 410 was over capacity and that people were not social distancing. No citation was issued that night, but on Monday, DSD officials reviewed videos taken during Saturday’s event at Cowboys Dancehall and noted that no masks were being worn by patrons and that social distancing was not being enforced. Two citations were issued. Cowboys Dancehall now has a total of seven citations for violation of the city’s public health emergency declaration. For more information regarding the Jan. 9 violation, including video, click here.

January 9

  • Dollar General - The Dollar General at 8718 S Zarzamora Street was issued a citation after inspectors observed that no health and safety signage was posted.
  • QuikTrip - A caller reported that the QuikTrip located at 4710 Fredericksburg Road did not have the required health and safety signage posted. Upon inspection, DSD officials also saw two customers not wearing face masks. Two citations were issued.
  • Big Bang and One Pocha Live Lounge - Health and safety signage was not posted during a proactive inspection at Big Bang and One Pocha Live Lounge located at 4408 Walzem Road. DSD officials also noticed that tables and booths were too close together. A citation was issued.
  • Dollar General - A manager at the Dollar General located at 3350 SW Military Drive told DSD officials during a proactive inspection that the required health and safety signage was removed per corporate orders. Social distancing measures were being followed and masks were being worn. A citation was issued.
  • Dreamers - Health and safety signage was not posted during a proactive inspection of Dreamers located at 2376 Austin Highway. A citation was issued.
  • Streetfare SA - A citation was issued for no health and safety signage being posted at Streetfare SA, located at 1916 Austin Highway.

January 8

  • EZ Wash - A caller reported EZ Wash, located at 6101 S Flores Street, for people not wearing masks. DSD officials observed that people inside the laundromat were not wearing masks and issued a citation.
  • Little Sam’s - DSD officials conducted a proactive inspection of Little Sam’s convenience store, located at 3215 Roosevelt Avenue, and noted that health and safety signage was not posted. A citation was issued.
  • Sir Winston’s Pub - A citation was issued to Sir Winston’s Pub located at 2522 Nacogdoches Road after DSD officials observed patrons not wearing masks or social distancing where required.
  • Planet Fitness - An anonymous email led to a citation at Planet Fitness on 207 N General McMullen Drive after DSD officials saw patrons walking around the gym without masks and not practicing social distancing.

January 7

  • My Bar - A proactive inspection led to a citation for the bar located at 6402 Callaghan Road. The inspector noted that health and safety signage was posted and masks were being worn by staff, but social distancing was not being enforced. A citation was issued for a social distancing violation.

January 6

  • C D Division Tire-Muffler Shop - Inspectors were called after employees were seen not wearing masks at the tire shop located at 730 Division Ave., according to a report from the city. An inspector noted that employees did not have masks on and were not social distancing. A citation was issued.

January 5

  • Lowe’s - A caller reported that Lowe’s employees at 1200 N Loop 1604 W were not enforcing the mask mandate and that people were walking around inside the location without masks. A citation was issued.
  • Guzman’s Barber Shop - Employees and customers were not wearing masks during a proactive inspection of Guzman’s Barber Shop, located at 414 N General McMullen Drive. DSD officials also noted that no social distancing features were in place or being enforced. A citation was issued.

January 4

  • Roy’s Taco Hut - A proactive inspection of Roy’s Taco Hut, located at 246 Enrique M Barrera Parkway, revealed that customers were not properly socially distanced in the dining room and no social distancing features were in place or being enforced, according to DSD officials. A citation was issued.
  • Koo Kutz Barbershop - During a proactive inspection of Koo Kutz Barbershop, located at 10029 San Pedro Avenue, DSD officials noticed that health and safety signage was not posted at the entrance of the business. A citation was issued.

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