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John Schulze

The coronavirus threat forced museums to close their doors in March, costing a collective $33 million every day in lost revenue from admission, gift shop sales and event rentals while under protective shutdowns. 

Blood donation centers around the country are experiencing critical shortages in inventory earlier than expected as drives and donations have decreased dramatically due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Texas already had the nation's highest uninsured rate pre-pandemic and the gap is expected to widen much further in its wake. The outbreak leveled the U.S. economy and caused massive layoffs, costing people not only their jobs but also their employer-sponsored health care coverage.

Shelter-in-place orders and distancing guidelines have kept COVID-19 case numbers at a manageable level so far, but the threat of community transmission is still very real.

NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down Sunday In San Antonio

May 25, 2020
National Weather Service

This post was updated on Monday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.

A line of severe thunderstorms pushed across South Central Texas Sunday night, spawning high winds, flash flooding and hail. Now, the National Weather Service is able to confirm a tornado touched down at some point in the night.

At least 2.6 million Texans filed for unemployment from March 15-May 15 due to widespread layoffs and furloughs caused by protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the state's unemployment office.

The San Antonio Housing Authority, which received $5.7 million through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, says it's taking additional steps to support public housing residents struggling financially due to COVID-19 economic fallout.


The next phase of Gov. Abbott's plan to restart the economy includes reopening Texas' approximately 5,500 bars, taverns and nightclubs at 25% capacity this Friday

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An eviction moratorium for non-federally protected properties expires May 18 in Texas, putting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-related job losses at risk of being kicked out. More than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment March 15-May 9.

Courtesy Anne Krause

People all over San Antonio had their eyes to the sky Wednesday afternoon as the Air Force Thunderbirds did a flyover to salute people on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.