“Stay Home, Work Safe” Emergency Order

City of San Antonio Metro Health

City of San Antonio and Bexar County announce Stay Home, Work Safe Orders

On March 23, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Judge Nelson Wolff issued a separate but joint “Stay Home, Work Safe Orders” to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective tomorrow, March 24, 2020, 11:59 p.m. through April 9, 2020, 11:59 p.m. or until it is either rescinded, superseded or amended.

All individuals living within the City of San Antonio and the suburban cities within Bexar County are to stay home and only leave their homes to perform the following allowed activities:

1. Activities related to maintaining the health and safety of their family and their pets. Examples are seeking emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or medication and visiting a health care professional, including caring for a family member or pet in another household.
2. Activities to obtain necessary supplies for themselves, their family and household, including groceries or food (such as from curbside or drive-thru pickup from restaurants), pet supplies and pet food, supplies needed to work from home and consumer products, such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies.
3. Working for an exempted business or government that is providing services needed by the public during this crisis, which is explained in detail below.
4. Outdoor activity, such as walking, running or cycling, but only if they maintain social distancing, such as staying six feet away from other people.

The order is subject to City Council approval on Thursday, March 27, 2020. You can find details about the City of San Antonio | COVID-19 “Stay Home Order” here and the Bexar County | COVID-19 “Stay Home Order” here.