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Stay Home, Work Safe orders

City of San Antonio Update — April 29, 2020

The Stay Home, Work Safe orders for San Antonio and Bexar County began at 11:59pm on March 24th, 2020 and have since been extended until 11:59pm on May 19th, 2020.

See the City's full Stay Home, Work Safe order

For individuals:

All individuals living within the City of San Antonio must stay home and only leave their homes to perform the following activities:

  1. Maintaining to the health and safety of your family and your pets (ie seeking emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional). This includes caring for a family member or pet in another household.
  2. Obtaining necessary supplies for you, your family and household (ie groceries or food, pet supplies and pet food, supplies needed to work from home, toilet paper, cleaning supplies).
  3. Working for an exempted business or government that is providing services needed by the public during this crisis.
  4. Exercising outdoors, such as walking, running or cycling, but only if you maintain social distancing, such as staying 6 feet away from other people.

All individuals should remain home, except for when securing healthcare, purchasing food and basic supplies, exercising outdoors, or working to provide these basic services to the public.

The order urges San Antonians to follow the orders of Governor Greg Abbott and avoid elective surgery and medical procedures.

All public and private gatherings consisting of anyone other than your own household or family are prohibited.

The order also supports Judge Wolff’s order to suspend rental evictions and foreclosures for the next 30 days so that individuals who have lost their source of income can remain in their homes during this health crisis.

 

For businesses:

All businesses must close and stop operations, other than allowing employees to work from home, maintaining security and maintenance of the business’ property, and facilitating information technology services that allow employees to work from home.

Exemptions include businesses and organizations that are providing products and services that are needed by the community during this crisis are exempted. The followed exempted businesses may continue operating, provided they exercise proper social distancing:

  1. Healthcare operations, including hospitals, clinics, dentists, pharmaceutical companies and veterinary offices;
  2. Government functions to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public, including first responders and emergency personnel; trash collection; and water and electric utilities;
  3. Schools and education personnel supporting public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities who are facilitating distance learning;
  4. Companies providing or maintaining infrastructure, such as the construction of public works, housing and other infrastructure that supports critical needs, such as water, sewer, gas and electricity, internet and telecommunications;
  5. Businesses related to transportation, including gas stations, repair shops, car dealerships, manufacturers, public transportation, such as buses, taxis, rideshare companies and the airport;
  6. Information technology companies that provide and maintain internet and telecommunications systems
  7. Retail businesses that sell food, gas and household products, such as grocery stores, big box stores, farmers’ markets, laundromats and dry cleaners;
  8. Charitable organizations providing food, shelter and services to economically disadvantaged or vulnerable populations, including animals;
  9. Hotels and other temporary residence facilities;
  10. Businesses that provide home maintenance and other services that individuals need to work from home, such as mail and shipping companies, building maintenance, plumbers, electricians, exterminators and professional services, such as legal or accounting services necessary to comply with legally required activities, such as filing taxes;
  11. News media, including newspapers, television, radio and other media outlets providing information to
    the public;
  12. Financial institutions, such as banks, credit unions and title companies;
  13. Childcare services;
  14. Worship services, provided services are distributed by video, teleconference or other remote measures;
  15. Funeral services;
  16. Business and operations necessary to the 16 critical infrastructure sectors
    identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA.)

Only businesses and organizations that are providing these necessary products or services to the public during this public health crisis will be allowed to continue to operate, providing they exercise proper social distancing, like maintaining six feet of distance. All other businesses shall close, but may allow employees to work from home.

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 testing is now available without a physician’s referral. People without symptoms who believe they may have been exposed to the virus can also register for testing. Residents can visit the City’s website to find testing locations and more information. They can also use the self-screening tool before scheduling a test.

City and County Resources

Visit the City of San Antonio’s COVID-19 resource and information page.
Call the City of San Antonio’s COVID hotline at (210) 207-5779.
Visit Bexar County’s COVID-19 resource page.
Get information about the City’s Fair Housing Division for emergency rent and mortgage assistance referrals.

SA2020 Partner Resources

ARTS & CULTURE

 

EDUCATION

  • ACE Mentor Program of San Antonio: Student activities, professional development, and industry resources for high school students interested in STEM/Construction/Architecture
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas: Ideas for family activities and tips for parenting while at home via Facebook for parents, caregivers, adult mentors of teens
  • Blessed Sacrament Academy: New Child Development Online Learning Center with videos, learning activities and resources for infants and children
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio: Club on the Go is a weekly care package program that includes household essentials, snacks, DIY projects and supplies. There is also an online page full of adult resources and an online page of youth resources.
  • Brighton Center: Telepath therapy for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and delays
  • Communities in Schools of San Antonio: Curated list of resources for students’ basic needs, academic resources and social-emotional resources
  • Education Service Center, Region 20: Curated resources for educators and ESC-20 clients
  • Girls Inc. of San Antonio: Girls Inc. Clubhouse is a virtual program designed to connect girls K-12 with other girls and staff.
  • KLRN TV: PBS Learning Media offers free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for teachers.
  • Martinez Street Women’s Center: One on one Girl Zone calls, online lessons and education, basic needs delivery, and other educational resources
  • Parent/Child Incorporated of San Antonio and Bexar County: Parent’s Corner with COVID-19 resource page covering food distribution and some toolkits for children.
  • Restore Education: Pivoted to providing remote learning opportunities for people seeking to continue education.
  • SA Youth: Curated online education resources including an SA Youth Video Enrichment Acitivities and Packets.
  • San Antonio Education Partnership: Extensive resource guide for current and future college students, educators, parents and caregivers. There are also K-12 learning resources.
  • San Antonio Public Library: SAPL is Here for You guide offers creative ideas, eBook picks, resources to help you and your family learn from home, and virtual programming.
  • The DoSeum: Do it at Home features Ask a Doer, DIY Activities, Storytime, and Health and Wellness.
  • Youth Code Jam: Virtual Learning Hub offers various coding activities for young people, including one bilingual program.

 

Additional Local Resources

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation Survey

SAEDF is conducting a survey to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on business operations in the San Antonio region. Local business executives are asked to complete the survey to help inform local and state elected officials, government agencies, and others, as well as the possible application of businesses financial assistance.

 

Community Broadband Solutions In Response to COVID-19

As schools and governmental resources move online, digital access is more important than ever. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas created recommendations for local governments and school districts.

 

Military Health Advisory Board Community Resource Guide

The Military Health Advisory Board has compiled resources for San Antonio’s military community during COVID-19.

 

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County Survey Results

The United Way surveys community organizations on a weekly basis to assess impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on San Antonio nonprofits and their operations. You can see info about the impact on the organizations’ revenue, operational costs, and service needs.

 

Centro San Antonio Downtown Business COVID-19 Survey

Centro is asking downtown businesses for more information on how their business and operations have been affected during COVID-19.