SAN ANTONIO – Below is a list of all the citations issued so far in March 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.
These establishments were cited before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he will reverse statewide pandemic orders.
Starting March 10, the mask mandate will no longer be in place, and all businesses, regardless of classifications, will be allowed to open to 100% capacity.
Abbott said county judges can initiate stricter COVID-19 mitigation strategies if COVID-19 hospitalizations rise above 15% for seven straight days, but they cannot impose face mask restrictions or fines.
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.
Here is the current list of citations for March, provided by the city, and the description of the violation included with the data:
- XTC Cabaret - During a proactive inspection, the inspector found that the business was using a generator for power and had the sign lit. The inspector observed an employee standing behind a podium at the entrance and a female walking into the establishment. A security guard blocked an entrance while several men went in and out. The inspector noted that a case would be filed for no certificate of occupancy.
- XTC Cabaret - An inspector issued two citations after the club located at 2023 Sable Lane was operating without permits. The club was operating without water because it was disconnected by SAWS and without electricity because it was turned off by CPS Energy.
- Cerveceria Chapultepec - A proactive inspection was made at the restaurant and bar located at 8403 U.S. Hwy 151. The inspector noted that no signage was posted, groups were larger than 10 people, employees were seen not wearing masks, and customers were not socially distanced. A citation was issued.
- XTC Cabaret - The establishment located at 2023 Sable Lane was cited for operating without a Certification of Occupancy. The location was open despite power being disconnected on March 2.
- Walmart - A proactive inspection was made at the store located at 7239 SW Loop 410. An inspector noted that employees and customers were wearing face masks as required. The inspector also noted that social distancing features were in place but were not being enforced. A citation was issued.
- XTC Cabaret - The club was cited for the fourth time in a week after an inspector found that it was open without a valid Certificate of Occupancy. An inspector noted that the power has not been disconnected. Vehicles were seen in the parking lot and women were seen entering the establishment. The inspector said they contacted SAPD’s VICE department and advised that the location is still open. A citation issued for no Certificate of Occupancy.