One Year Later: Bexar County bars and restaurants endure a pandemic full of uncertainty
(Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Bexar County restaurants and bars are finally starting to see more of the hustle and bustle they were used to seeing. AdNirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued their “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders by March 23, 2020, effectively closing all non-essential businesses. Wolff didn’t allow Bexar County bars to open until he consulted with the TABC and the COVID-19 task force. Bexar County bars and restaurants saw a 46% decrease in alcohol sales between January and October of 2020 compared to 2019, according to data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office. It is now time to open Texas 100%.”
San Antonio school superintendents look back at lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic shutdown
SAN ANTONIO – One year ago, San Antonio students began their 2020 spring break only to learn it wouldn’t end as planned. COVID-19 pandemic worries had reached a tipping point by then, and schools around the country shut down. San Antonio school superintendents are now looking back on lessons learned and where we are going from here. Speaking of tests, most school districts are now offering regular COVID-19 tests for staff and students, and vaccinations are now being added the mix. District leaders said look for the fall school plans to roll out by the end of this semester.
One year ago this week, life as we know it changed in San Antonio as the COVID-19 pandemic started
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story is a look back at some of the biggest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Here’s a look back at some of the dramatic changes that occurred from March 11 to March 18 in San Antonio as COVID-19 officially became a crisis. March 11, 2020The San Antonio Spurs’ 2019-2020 season was cut short when the NBA decided to suspend the season until further notice. Universities and colleges across San Antonio announced an extension to spring break. Some of the malls in San Antonio and many of the retailers began to close or limit hours.
One Year Later: Coronavirus evacuee returned to isolation after visiting North Star Mall
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story is a look back at some of the biggest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. AdIn an effort to inspire confidence after the potential exposure, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg visited the mall and ate lunch there, too. Had a great lunch at North Star Mall! AdIn the coming weeks, Nirenberg would issue “Stay Home, Work Safe” emergency orders as cases began to spread throughout the San Antonio community and the rest of the country. Read more:Timeline: Every major COVID-19 development in San Antonio since the start of the pandemicYour COVID-19 vaccine questions answered with University Health’s Dr. Jason BowlingHow to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio when appointments are available
San Antonio confirmed its first COVID-19 case one year ago, marking the first in Texas
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story is a look back at some of the biggest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Texas’ first case of the new coronavirus was discovered right here in San Antonio one year ago Friday — back when there were only 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. The video below shows KSAT’s coverage from Feb. 13, 2020, the day the first virus case was announced in San Antonio. AdAfter the plane arrived, the CDC reassured the city that a 14-day quarantine would be in place to protect the safety and health of the passengers and San Antonio residents. All were eventually medically cleared and on March 25, the last of the evacuees left San Antonio.
Anniversary marks day American evacuees from Wuhan, China arrived at JBSA- Lackland
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story is a look back at some of the biggest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Air Force via AP, File)One of the evacuees later became the first official COVID-19 patient in San Antonio and Texas. The first San Antonio infection increased the nation’s COVID-19 case count to 15, but no deaths were reported at the time. All were eventually medically cleared and on March 25, the last of the evacuees left San Antonio. AdThis Feb. 2, 2020, photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.