An order that would require residents in San Antonio and Bexar County to stay home is officially put in place. The order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nirenberg said.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff have been working together on making these restrictions “tighter” in San Antonio and Bexar County. These discussions are taking place as Bexar county officials has reported its first COVID-19 death over the weekend.
Over the weekend Governor Greg Abbot decided NOT to implement a mandatory state lockdown, however Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has moved forward with a countywide shelter-in-place order that same day.
Residents will still have access to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and to receive emergency help. Additionally, Restaurants will still be able to serve take-out food, but dining rooms must remain closed, he said. People will also be able to continue exercising outdoors.
Residents typically are allowed to walk outside their home, with the exception of keeping the recommended distance from other people.