Most Alamo Colleges students will learn remotely, according to fall plan
SAN ANTONIO – If you’re a student at the Alamo Colleges this Fall you should expect to stay home and learn as most classes are expected to be held remotely. The Alamo Colleges released plans for students who are enrolled for the 2020 Fall semester as the coronavirus pandemic continues globally and, except for career, technical and some arts and sciences courses that may require face-to-face learning, students won’t be returning to the classroom. Texas A&M System to offer free COVID-19 testing to students, faculty and staffLevel 5 will go into effect November 26 and remain until the end of Fall 2020. “We have worked collaboratively across the district and disciplines, and among all levels of the organization, to develop a plan to begin a slow and careful return to campuses,” Alamo Colleges District Board Chair Marcelo Casillas said. For more information on the Alamo Colleges return to campus plans, click here.
Why is San Antonio’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe order’ being extended?
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Council on Thursday morning unanimously voted to extend the coronavirus emergency orders. San Antonio City Council votes to extend ‘Stay Home Work Safe’ order through June 4One KSAT viewer said the 'Stay Home, Work Safe’ order was designed to flatten the curve, and wanted to ask the Mayor: Now that the curve has been flattened, why are you trying to extend it? According to the mayor, ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders allow accurate testing to continue and allows for proper responses to infected patients. Just because the curve has been flattened doesn’t mean coronavirus is gone, Nirenberg said. “If we don’t do that, then we risk more outbreaks and us potentially going backwards in terms of reopening,” Nirenberg said.
Why is San Antonio’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe order’ being extended?
Why is San Antonio’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe order’ being extended? Published: May 21, 2020, 1:04 pmDespite the loosening of restrictions and reopening of businesses in San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and city council has voted to extend 'Stay Home, Work Safe' orders in the Alamo city. KSAT viewers want to know why.
San Antonio, Bexar County extend Stay Home Work Safe order until June 4
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio and Bexar County will extend its emergency orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic until June 4, officials confirmed Tuesday. The Stay Home Work Safe order was extended as 65 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Tuesday evening. The latest numbers also indicated the hospitalization of at least 80 COVID-19 patients with 20 more under investigation. RELATED: Map: Track COVID-19 cases in Texas, county-by-county updatesWhat we know about COVID-19 related deaths in Bexar County:In Bexar County, COVID-19 has taken 62 lives. COVID-19 in surrounding countiesThe counties surrounding San Antonio have also been afflicted with the spread of COVID-19.
Texas governor, attorney general call for release of Dallas salon owner jailed for keeping business open
Greg Abbott released a statement Wednesday expressing his dissatisfaction with the jailing of Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther who was also issued a citation for violating the stay-at-home orders and reopening her business Salon A la Mode. She was subsequently ordered to spend a week in jail by a Dallas Judge after continuing to operate her business, defying the Stay Home, Work Safe orders issued by Abbott. “I join the Attorney General in disagreeing with the excessive action by the Dallas Judge, putting Shelley Luther in jail for seven days. As I have made clear through prior pronouncements, jailing Texans for non-compliance with executive orders should always be the last available option,” said Abbott. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.
Texas among top 10 states with fewest coronavirus restrictions, study finds
SAN ANTONIO – A recent study by WalletHub ranked states based on the fewest number of coronavirus restrictions and Texas came in at No. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February. The top 10 states with the fewest restrictions based on the study are:South Dakota Utah North Dakota Missouri Idaho Tennessee Montana Texas Florida IowaThe rankings are based on data available as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. He added that “social distancing and aggressive testing of contacts are the best ways” to protect the population who are most at risk while resuming economic activity. “The consequence of opening too late, on the other hand, is that it could inflict unrepairable damage on a major contributor to the economy, the small and medium enterprises.”MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE FROM KSAT:
1,300+ police calls made to SAPD for emergency declaration violations, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said they’ve received 1,313 calls for social distancing-related violations since the city’s emergency declaration went into effect. The problem, officials say, is that some of those calls came in through 911, which is a line that should only be used only for emergencies. On the other hand, Greene isn’t saying emergency declaration violations shouldn’t be reported at all. “We do have the non-emergency number, which is 210-207-(7273), which we would prefer people to utilize,” Greene said. WATCH: San Antonio mayor, county judge announce changes coming to safety orders after governor’s announcementFor those who would like to keep track of the calls coming into officials about emergency declaration violations, click here.
Austin is the first major city in Texas to extend its stay-at-home order beyond May 1
AUSTIN – Residents in Austin and Travis counties will remain under the “Stay Home-Work Safe” order until 11:59 p.m. on May 8, KXAN reports. The order which was expected to be lifted on April 14 was extended by county officials on Monday. “The next three weeks are going to be critical for us,” Austin Public Health Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said, according to KXAN. “What we’re trying to do is buy time. Buy time for more PPE, buy time for more testing capabilities … and to ultimately buy time for two of the most critical components of this, effective treatment and vaccinations.”Counties in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston are currently under stay-at-home orders through April 30.
Doctor provides proactive tips for diabetic patients during the coronavirus pandemic
Doctor provides proactive tips for diabetic patients during the coronavirus pandemicPublished: March 26, 2020, 10:23 pmWith the coronavirus pandemic being unpredictable as far as how long it will last, a UT Health San Antonio doctor is encouraging people with diabetes to have a plan in place.
Explained: San Antonio, Bexar County issue ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders. Here’s what that means.
Explained: San Antonio, Bexar County issue ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders. Here’s what that means. Published: March 24, 2020, 9:53 pmSan Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued tighter restrictions in an a new emergency order on Monday in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
WATCH: City leaders host Q&A about ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders
SAN ANTONIO – City and county leaders held a Q&A to answer residents’ questions about the “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders that were issued Monday by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. The emergency orders include tighter restrictions for businesses and residents in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Stay Home, Work Safe” rules go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday and will remain in effect until April 9, unless extended. Because such an order is unprecedented in San Antonio, many residents may have questions about what is and is not allowed. Explained: San Antonio, Bexar County issue ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ orders.