San Antonio and Bexar County issue partial curfew for Thanksgiving weekend Posted By Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune on Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 9:10 AM click to enlarge El Paso recently imposed a curfew similar to the one Nirenberg and Wolff announced for San Antonio. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. “If we don’t get through this holiday, we’re in for a very difficult time in San Antonio.”. Our newsroom works on your behalf to hold officials accountable. The San Antonio curfew was set to take effect as Texas health officials reported 12,423 new COVID-19 cases and 206 more deaths linked to the disease caused by the coronavirus. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. They amended local public health orders to impose a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning tomorrow night. San Antonio officials impose Thanksgiving weekend curfew to slow COVID-19 surge, © Tom Reel, San Antonio Express-News / Staff Photographer. We strive to be a trustworthy news source for all in the community–especially during this tumultuous time. The announcement came as officials reported 1,032 new coronavirus cases and six additional deaths during the past 14 days. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Health expert: A negative COVID-19 test is not a pass for Thanksgiving, Free Thanksgiving meals brighten holiday for thousands of San Antonians in need, In Dade Phelan’s bid for Texas House speaker, trust was key, Gifts for a cause: San Antonio cultural organizations unite with new CAUSA advocacy group, Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic. They must stop all sit-down food service by 10 p.m. during the four-day curfew, including patios and other outdoor service areas. San Antonio officials announced Wednesday night that the city will be under a curfew for the holiday weekend, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. Restaurants “are strongly encouraged and urged to offer only curbside or takeout services until the curfew expires on Monday,” the order states. Local hospitals were treating 543 coronavirus patients Wednesday, up from 513 Tuesday as a result of 62 new admissions. Wolff noted that in recent days, San Antonio International Airport has seen its highest passenger volume in months, despite an advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discouraging Thanksgiving travel. The order does impose new restrictions on restaurants, however. The curfew does not apply to businesses, except restaurant dine-in service. Nov 25, 2020 @ 6:48pm . “We know that families want to get together, and we know that’s very, very dangerous,” he said. SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) — The City of San Antonio has issued a nightly curfew for Thanksgiving and the weekend afterward, according to a public health emergency declaration. Officials in San Antonio and Bexar County issued a partial curfew through the Thanksgiving weekend as coronavirus cases in Texas continue to set new … “It’s a difficult time. A continuation of the current surge is likely to overwhelm the city’s hospitals, said Rita Espinoza, chief of epidemiology for the Metropolitan Health District. Officials worry that with people traveling into the city and college students coming home from other parts of the country to celebrate Thanksgiving, the spread of the virus could accelerate further. Since the pandemic arrived in March, 76,750 San Antonians have been infected with the virus and 1,343 have died from it. The order comes as the number of cases rose by 1,032 Wednesday, with another six deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,343. Andres Picon is a staff writer covering San Antonio education. A month ago, the average was below 200. “We’re trying to really prevent that so that we won’t be taxing our hospitals and taxing all of our systems, so we can be a little bit more proactive versus having to be reactive as these cases continue rising.”.