Stretches of I-10 on Northwest Side will be closed for expansion project
Published: December 14, 2020, 10:35 am Updated: December 14, 2020, 10:52 amSAN ANTONIO – The Texas Department of Transportation will shut down stretches of Interstate 10 this week on the city’s Northwest Side. The scheduled closures are part of the the department’s I-10 expansion project. The closures will allow crews to install digital message boards. The closures will begin on Tuesday and end by early Thursday, according to a news release from the department. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area until the roads are open again.
Bexar County Judge says he will shut down bars again if COVID-19 rate climbs higher
SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 Community Response Coalition (CRC) on Tuesday offered Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff recommendations for bars if the community positivity rate is equal to or exceeds 10% for two consecutive weeks. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported Monday that the area’s positivity rate increased 1% percent since last week and is now at 9.4%. If the positivity rate continues to increase at that pace, bars could be closed again as early as the first week of December. The county says there are currently 2,009 bars and restaurants with alcohol permits that are allowed to open under Texas Gov. The CRC says since the county is already close to reaching a 10% community positivity rate, taking action sooner would slow down the spread.
‘We kind of just have to go with it’: Parents adjust to new reality after Gov. Abbott closes school campuses for rest of school year
Dr. Cherises Rohar-Allegrini, an epidemiologist, is a mother of two and was recently appointed to San Antonio’s Health Transition team. Rohar-Allegrini said she wasn’t surprised students won’t be returning for to school. She and her husband work from home, where her two children will also finish up the school year. However, she said she is grateful San Antonio Independent School District provided students with resources. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.