March 24, 2020
On March 23, 2020, Bexar County issued an Executive Order entitled “Stay Home Work Safe Measures” following the lead of other States and other heavily-populated Texas counties. The full Declaration is attached to this email blast for your review. The Declaration is effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24th and runs through April 9th unless extended or terminated. The Order means that citizens are required, for the most part, to remain in the residence. As set forth in the Order, there are numerous exceptions such as getting out for health/safety, to obtain necessary services and supplies( groceries, gasoline, pharmacies, meals, pet supplies and other household products), outdoor activities with “social distancing” and work at Exempted Businesses, as the same are defined in the Order. On March 31, 2020, City Council extended the declaration for the City of Alamo Heights as a local state of disaster due to public health emergency, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Except as noted above, all of our Alamo Heights businesses, other than Exempted Businesses, will be closing so to the extent any of you want to make a last-minute trip, please do so as needed prior to tomorrow night. Wednesday, we will be updating our listing of restaurants that will continue to provide curbside pick-up or delivery and I encourage you to support those businesses. We know some have already closed and some have moved to evening service only. We’ve also been assured that the supply chain for the grocery stores remains steady and that there is no need for us to overstock our residences.
During these difficult times, please care for each other and we will get through this together. The City of Alamo Heights suggests that individuals follow CDC guidelines if feeling the COVID-19 symptoms by first staying home and contacting your personal physician. Alamo Heights Dispatch remains available to receive non-emergency calls.
Mayor Bobby Rosenthal