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Two men look on at protestors in San Antonio on May 30.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

In times of civil unrest or social upheaval, protests seek to raise awareness for a message or cause in solidarity with others. Crowds of people seeking to alter the status quo march in close proximity, often chanting, shouting and singing -- none of which are conducive to mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Manager Erik Walsh (right) talk with a constituent before an April city council meeting.
Joey Palacios| Texas Public Radio

Relief to the tune of $191 million was approved by San Antonio City Council last week to support residents who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Multiple deputy sheriffs, as well as Sheriff Javier Salazar, joined protestors in their march around the county courthouse.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

In 2020, Americans have turned out to protest both coronavirus shutdown orders and police brutality. 

Protesters across the U.S. are descending on city streets to demand justice and systemic change when it comes to racial injustice at the hands of police officers.

Even the zoo has had to close until further notice.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

As Texas continues to relax its protective shutdown measures, attractions such as zoos, aquariums and amusement parks are starting to reopen in a limited capacity in San Antonio. 

Downtown San Antonio is empty, on the street level and on the River Walk.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

Now that restaurants, museums and bars are allowed to reopen in a limited capacity, Downtown San Antonio is preparing to bounce back.

In his latest book David Frum asks: Where will the U.S. stand post-Trump, and what can be done to reconcile the American people and prevent further fracturing of our democracy?


This weekend, hundreds of people in San Antonio rallied to demand justice for George Floyd -- a black Minneapolis man who died after being forcibly restrained by a police officer -- and bring awareness to issues of police brutality and racial injustice in America.

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.