District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Councilman Clayton H. Perry
March 17, 2020
Howdy Neighbors,

Last night's District 10 Community Meeting with the Medical Director of San Antonio's Metropolitan Health District, Dr. Junda Woo, can be streamed online at here .

The meeting will also play today (3/17) on TVSA at 8:00 PM. TVSA can be seen on the following video providers: Spectrum Cable Channel 21, Grande Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, Digital Antenna Channel 16.1 and online at www.sanantonio.gov/tvsa .

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Mayor Nirenberg has expanded the emergency declaration, which now prohibits mass gatherings of 50 people or more. City Council will consider extending the seven-day declaration at Thursday’s (3/19) meeting. 

You can watch a recording of yesterday's press conference with Governor Abbott, City officials, and County officials where this was established here .

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In accordance with revised guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on March 16, 2020 the public is strongly urged to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than ten people . Additionally, all bars, restaurants and other public food service locations should place tables at least six feet away from each other and space bar seating and service for standing patrons consistent with the CDC’s guidance.

The declaration includes the following:

--Prohibits all indoor public and private gatherings and outdoor gatherings within an enclosed space of 50 persons or more anywhere in the City of San Antonio beginning at 11:59 PM on March 16, 2020 and continuing for seven (7) days.

--A mass gathering is defined as any event that is likely to bring together 50 or more persons at the same time in a single room or other single confined space, such as an auditorium, theater, stadium (indoor or outdoor), arena or event center, meeting hall, conference center, large cafeteria or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.

--Recommends the CDC’s guidance urging the public to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people

The declaration exempts the following from “mass gatherings”:

--Gatherings of people in multiple, separate enclosed spaces in a single building such as a multiplex movie theater, so long as 50 people are not present at the same time

--The San Antonio International Airport, public or private schools and places of worship, museums (so long as visitors are generally are not within arm’s length of one another for extended periods)

--Bus stops or transit centers, office spaces, hotels or residential buildings

--Grocery stores, shopping malls, outdoor markets or other retail establishments where large numbers of people are present but it is unusual for them to be within arm’s length of one another for extended periods

--Bars, restaurants and other public food service locations

--Hospitals, medical facilities and shelters

--Jails and detention centers

In all such settings, it is recommended that the public follow social distancing recommendations, and harm reduction measures, such as hand sanitizer and tissues should be provided when possible. 

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Stay Informed

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 

Information for the public is also available at: www.sanantonio.gov/health/2019ncoronavirus .

Information regarding COVID-19 is also available in American Sign Language at this link: http://sat.ahasalerts.com/ActiveAlerts.aspx?id=1334

Health Tips from the CDC:

Updates from the World Health Organization:

List of City Closures:

Updates from Judson ISD:

Updates from Northeast ISD:

Updates from San Antonio ISD:

Updates from Alamo Heights ISD:

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Community Resources

Food assistance from ISDs:

Request food assistance from the San Antonio Food Bank:

Request food assistance from Meals on Wheels:

Download the Ready South Texas app:

H-E-B offering free delivery on pharmacy orders:

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More: https://bit.ly/2TWgpZu

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Looking for a way to help your neighbors during this time?

Donate to the San Antonio Food Bank:

Donate to Meals on Wheels:

Donate blood to the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center:

Donate blood to the American Red Cross:

Another idea: consider checking in on your neighbors, especially if they are elderly or have pre-existing medical conditions. Give them a call or send them a text message to let them know you're willing to help if they need it. If you're getting ready to go to the grocery store, consider offering to pick up items they might need.

As always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you. 

- Clayton