One year later: Mayor Nirenberg, Judge Wolff reflect on anniversary of evacuees arriving in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – It’s an anniversary that won’t soon be forgotten for San Antonio and Bexar County. That is the day the first group of evacuees was flown into San Antonio by the military in an effort to quarantine those who were living in the epicenter of the novel coronavirus. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he remembers where he was when he first got the news. The fear that the coronavirus would eventually put us all at risk was realized weeks later, when the quarantine broke. Managing what the public needed to know was confusing with conflicting laws, dueling news conferences, and social media panics.
I would not shut down the city,: Judge Wolff says as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO With more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in San Antonio and Bexar County in just one day and the death toll number continuing to rise, Bexar County Judge Wolff says hes still against shutting down the city. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff joined Leading SA on Sunday, discussing what needs to be done to help the Alamo City combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that so far, the area has seen a downward trend in hospitalizations, according to Judge Wolff. The full interview with Judge Wolff can be viewed in the video player above. Read also:Coronavirus update San Antonio, July 16: Major backlog in COVID-19 case numbers due to miscommunication after lab switch, officials sayBexar County reports thousands of backlogged COVID-19 cases, 691 new casesMan in his 20s with unknown medical history loses battle with COVID-19 in San Antonio, officials say
Leading SA: Judge Wolff urges residents, businesses to abide by facial covering executive order
SAN ANTONIO As San Antonio and Bexar County enter another week of its second COVID-19 wave, a new executive order will go into effect on Monday that may cause some controversy among residents. The judge said the reason for the new order is clear the huge rise in COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, the county reached 6,344 COVID-19 cases, which was an increase of 382 cases from Friday. 382 more COVID-19 cases reported in Bexar CountyWe have 336 patients in the hospital. The dates line up, but Judge Wolff believes it is the lax precautions.