San Antonio’s Market Square reopens to public with modified hours
SAN ANTONIO – Market Square has reopened after several weeks of being closed due to the stay-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its modified hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. About 100 small family-owned businesses operate out of the Farmers Market building and El Mercado, officials said. Officials said tenants were encouraged to take a pledge to ensure the safety of employees and customers. Market Square will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
More than 660 businesses and organizations sign ‘Greater. SAfer. Together.’ pledge
SAN ANTONIO – As more Texas businesses open their doors, it remains to be seen who will walk through them. At the same time, more than 660 businesses and organizations, in industries ranging from entertainment to construction, have signed onto the “Greater. Both the city and county have been pushing the pledge as they distribute free safety supplies and personal protective equipment to businesses and nonprofits. More than 3,000 businesses and nonprofits had already registered as of Friday, Lopez said. Businesses or nonprofits with 25 or fewer employees that are interested in getting bundles may registering here or by calling 311.
Are CDC guidelines on reopening schools as stringent as blogs claim?
In the post-coronavirus world, will children wear face masks in school and only eat lunch in their classrooms? Shortly after the CDC released its guidance, several parental blogs published their own posts on the recommendations. Face coverings may be challenging for students (especially younger students) to wear in all-day settings such as school, according to the guidance. Serve individually plated meals and hold activities in separate classrooms and ensure the safety of children with food allergies, the CDC recommends. Serve individually plated meals and hold activities in separate classrooms and ensure the safety of children with food allergies."
Mi Tierra making big changes to keep customers safe as it prepares to reopen Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO – Some big changes are in store at Mi Tierra as staff members work to get the restaurant as clean as possible before reopening on Wednesday. Gerardo Carbajal, manager of Mi Tierra, said the building has been cleaned from top to bottom. "If you come to Mi Tierra, you see we're known for all the decorations and the culture that goes through the walls of Mi Tierra. Instead, customers will find a QR code, where they can access the menu through their smartphone. All these steps are to help protect customers in what the restaurant owners are calling the new normal.
When is enough, enough?: Texas bar owners question when they will be able to reopen
SAN ANTONIO The Texas Bar and Nightclub Association encouraged bars across the state to turn on their lights and turn up their music Friday night. The initiative was called Turn Up the Lights, which aimed to show the community that they were ready to reopen. I think the biggest question everybody has is when are we coming back, said bar owner Sergio Acosta. Bar owners across Texas are just at their wits end. When is enough, enough? said bar owner Braunda Smith.
Texas governor says new announcement on reopening businesses will come next week
SAN ANTONIO – While stressing that the state’s approach has been “very cautious,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told KSAT 12 News that a new round of announcements on reopening businesses will come on Monday. San Antonio doctors warn of possible ‘COVID cliff’ for patients recovering from virusWhen asked about the feedback he’s received since opening businesses, Abbott said all his plans are vetted by four doctors on his task force to make sure businesses can reopen safely. Some medical experts have expressed their concerns with how quickly states are reopening. Texas has to curb the COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons, nursing homes and meatpacking plants, Abbott said, and parents need to be able to put their children in daycare. We’ve got to find a way to do it, but safely.”Abbott said his team has been working with doctors and childcare provider experts to come up with a plan on how to reopen daycares.
Texas governor announces when nail salons, barber shops and gyms can open up
SAN ANTONIO – Citing low positive test rates and a steady hospitalization rate, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that nail salons, hair salons, barber shops and gyms can begin to open up later this month. “Every owner should use their own best judgement when it is going to be best to safely open,” Abbott said. San Antonio cosmetologists anxious to reopen hair salonStarting May 18, gyms and exercise facilities can also open up under similar standards. “It’s up to Texans whether or not we remain open,” Abbott said.
Santikos Theater, Ingram Park Mall reopen with new safety protocols
San Antonio – Today's the day many local business owners have been waiting for. Some establishments, including restaurants, retailers, and museums in San Antonio can now reopen with limited capacity, based on Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to safely revive the state’s economy. Ingram Park Mall’s doors are open again and about 20% of the stores inside are welcoming customers. They said it will take some time to implement the safety plan, but they plan on announcing a date soon. These are the businesses in San Antonio that will/won’t reopen this weekend under Governor’s plan to reopen Texas economy
New year, new restaurant! Mama’s Cafe set to reopen
SAN ANTONIO – With a new year and new ownership, Mama’s Cafe is set to reopen its doors early this year! The cafe announced its anticipated reopening on its website. Cappy Lawton first opened the cafe in 1981 and operated it until 1988. As of December of 2019, the Lawton family took ownership. For more information on Mama’s Cafe or if you’re interested in applying for a job, click here.