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City of San Antonio updates Public Health Emergency Order

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Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

City of San Antonio updates Public Health Emergency Order

Order mandates businesses prominently post COVID-19 symptoms as a substitute to screening for symptoms or conducting temperature checks

CONTACT: For members of the media, please contact:
covid19media@sanantonio.gov

Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

 

For questions from the general public, please contact:
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COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

 

SAN ANTONIO (July 1, 2020) — Today, Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a fifth addendum to his Eighth Emergency Health Declaration that will take effect at noon on Friday, July 3, 2020. The order requires that all commercial businesses in San Antonio and Bexar County must, as part of previously required Health and Safety Policies, prominently display a list of COVID-19 symptoms at or near public and employee entrances. If a person is experiencing symptoms they should stay home to prevent spreading the virus to others.
 
Signage is available for download at covid19.sanantonio.gov.
 
Requirements for Businesses:
All businesses must still require that customers, employees and visitors wear face coverings where social distancing is not possible. The order does not require that businesses screen for temperature checks. This substitution was made from yesterday’s order.

The City is not requiring that businesses conduct temperature checks of all customers but are encouraging business to do so if they have the resources and capacity to implement a practical process. 

Please note that Governor Abbott’s Plan to Reopen Texas recommends that all businesses and employers conduct temperature checks on all employees and contractors at the start of their shifts where feasible and to send anyone home with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher.

Large Gatherings:
Outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people are already prohibited. The order also prohibits indoor activities of more than 100 people. Some gatherings are excepted, in accordance with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, but they must now have a Health and Safety Policy in place that includes requiring face coverings, screening for COVID-19 symptoms and checking temperatures for all participants in the gathering.

The types of gatherings that must conduct screening activities in order to be exempted from the prohibition on gatherings of more than 100 are as follows:

  • Recreational sports programs for youths and adults
  • Professional, collegiate, or similar sporting events
  • Swimming pools
  • Water parks
  • Museums and libraries
  • Zoos, aquariums, natural caverns, and similar facilities
  • Rodeos and equestrian events,
  • Amusement parks and carnivals

 
The order is attached.


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La Ciudad de San Antonio actualiza la orden de emergencia de salud pública

La orden obliga a las empresas a publicar prominentemente los síntomas de COVID-19 


SAN ANTONIO (1 de julio de 2020) - Hoy, el alcalde Ron Nirenberg emitió un quinto anexo a su Octava Declaración de Salud de Emergencia que entrará en vigencia al mediodía del jueves 2 de julio de 2020. La orden requiere que todos los negocios comerciales en San Antonio y el condado de Bexar, como parte de las Políticas de Salud y Seguridad previamente requeridas, debe mostrar de manera prominente una lista de síntomas de COVID-19 en o cerca de las entradas públicas y de los empleados. Si una persona experimenta síntomas, debe quedarse en casa para evitar transmitir el virus a otras personas.

 

La señalización está disponible para descargar en covid19.sanantonio.gov.


Requisitos para empresas:
Todas las empresas aún deben exigir a los clientes, empleados y visitantes que se cubran la cara cuando no es posible el distanciamiento social. La orden no requiere que las empresas evalúen la temperatura de sus clientes. Esta sustitución se realizó a partir de la orden de ayer.

La Ciudad no exige que las empresas realicen controles de temperatura de todos los clientes, pero alienta a las empresas a que lo hagan si tienen los recursos y la capacidad para implementar un proceso práctico.


Reuniones
Están  prohibidas las reuniones de más de 100 personas, ya sea en interiores o exteriores. Se exceptúan algunas reuniones, de acuerdo con la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Abbott, pero deben tener una Política de Salud y Seguridad que incluya el uso de cubre bocas, detección de síntomas de COVID-19 y control de temperatura para todos los participantes en la reunión.

Los tipos de reuniones que deben realizar actividades de detección para estar exentos de la prohibición de reuniones de más de 100 son los siguientes:

  • Programas deportivos recreativos para jóvenes y adultos.
  • Eventos deportivos profesionales, universitarios o similares.
  • Piscinas
  • parques acuáticos
  • Museos y bibliotecas.
  • Zoológicos, acuarios, cavernas naturales e instalaciones similares.
  • Rodeos y eventos ecuestres.
  • Parques de atracciones y carnavales.

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