Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley.
Thursday, June 4
6:24 p.m. — Cases surpass 3,000
Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported 3,018 cases, up 65 from yesterday. Of those cases, 24 are from the community, one is a staff member from the county jail, and one is from congregate settings. The additional 39 are pending determination.
There are no new deaths, and the toal stands at 78.
In local hospitals, there are 93 positive cases, 36 people in intensive care and 19 people on ventilators.
County Judge Nelson Wolff said the court system will change drastically and more details will come next week.
The COVID-19 briefings will no longer be daily; instead, they will be held at 6:13 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will still be broadcasted live.
Dawn Emerick, Director of Metro Health, encouraged protest-goers get tested for COVID-19, especially if they do not wear a mask.
6:10 p.m. — Watch today's daily briefing
Wednesday, June 3
6:30 p.m. — Three new deaths, total at 78
Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported 2,953 cases, up 71 from yesterday. Of those cases, 23 are from the community, one from the jail and four from congregate settings. The additional 43 cases are pending determination.
There have been three new deaths, bringing the total to 78.
There are 90 positive cases in hospitals: 37 in intensive care and 21 on ventilators.
Under Governor Greg Abbott’s latest executive order, many businesses will be able to open to 50% capacity. By June 12, restaurants will be able to increase to 75%, and on June 19, amusement parks will be able to open up.
The order still stipulates a 10-person limit on social gatherings. Nirenberg said that under this new order, San Antonio’s “Stay Home, Work Safe” order no longer applies but asks that community members still practice preventative measures.
The San Antonio "Stay Home, Work Safe" order is set to expire Thursday, June 4.
6:10 p.m. — Watch today's live briefing
3:45 p.m. — Summer school plans announced
The Northside and North East school districts are offering new courses in July and August designed to help fill in some of the gaps students might have from learning remotely.
North East’s re-engagement program will be offered at their higher poverty schools. Northside’s JumpStart program will be open to all students in pre-k through 8th grade. Both programs will be face-to-face at least part of the time.
Northside will have no more than 10 people per classroom this summer, and everyone will be required to wear masks.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines
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