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Mayor Ron Nirenberg speaks at a press conference on March 19.
Domininc Anthony | Texas Public Radio

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.

See more reporting on COVID-19 here.

Carson Frame / TPR News

The COVID-19 outbreak has strained the social supports and routines that help recovering addicts stay clean — and put new people at risk. As more cities and counties in Texas issue shelter-in-place orders to stop the spread, some in recovery are finding new ways to connect and maintain sobriety. 


Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

Unemployment in San Antonio could hit up to 14% this month according to projections from the City of San Antonio. There’s also a drop in revenue expected for the city’s 2020 budget amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

An H-E-B employee lets shoppers into the store as others leave.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

We are all facing unprecedented challenges under the looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even a trip to the grocery store has become challenging.  There's a run on essentials which sometimes leaves our neighbors without the things they need. 

In her commentary, Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides describes her own recent trip to the supermarket. 


David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

Most families are stocking up their pantries to deal with the coronavirus isolation orders. But the overwhelming rush at local supermarkets left many stores with empty shelves. That has left restaurants facing a unique set of problems ... and opportunities.

Courtesy Animal Care Services

Many San Antonio charities and assistance organizations are not accepting volunteers as social distancing continues. Donations are needed to help them weather through.

A file photo of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and detention center.
Eileen Pace | Texas Public Radio

As coronavirus cases in Texas rise, many advocates are calling for prison populations to be drastically reduced. And some counties are gradually responding to those calls. 


An empty classroom is seen after Belgium's government ordered schools, cafes, restaurants and some shops to close due to the coronavirus disease.
FRANCOIS LENOIR | REUTERS

Updated Friday, March 20 — The Texas Education Agency has published a map of locations Texas students can pick up meals during COVID-19 school closures.

Customers keep their distance at the Alamo Beer Company courtyard.
Dominic Anthony | Texas Public Radio

Find the newest information at TPR's COVID-19 live blog.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Grocery stores, drug stores, phone companies, restaurants and food delivery companies continue to make adjustments to business practices during the coronavirus crisis

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