Precautionary Measures taken by the City (COVID-19)

  03/17/2020

UPDATED: January 11, 2021

Information on Vaccinations/References:

San Antonio Metro Health is administering COVID-19 vaccinations.  Click here to see if you are eligible to register for a vaccination, since vaccinations are conducted in phases.

If you are in need of a COVID-19 testing, click here for additional information such as registration and testing locations.

https://www.tpr.org/bioscience-medicine/2021-01-04/getting-the-covid-19-vaccine-in-bexar-county-who-when-and-where

Who

People who qualify to receive the vaccine in Phase 1A according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services are:

  • frontline healthcare workers
  • long-term care residents

Phase 1B includes:

  • People aged 65 older
  • People aged 16+ with chronic illnesses like cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, solid organ transplantation, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease or type 2 diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have slightly different recommendations on who should be included in each phase of vaccine distribution. The CDC’s guidelines suggest frontline essential workers, like teachers and police officers, should also be included in Phase 1B.

The Texas DSHS states on its website that Health Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt appointed an Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel to identify who should get the vaccine first.

“Vaccinating people at an increased risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19 protects the most vulnerable people, regardless of their occupation,” DSHS states on its website.

When

A soft estimate for vaccine distribution to the general public is spring 2021.

The state offers these recommendations for people in Phases 1A and 1B who want the vaccine now:

1A: If you are a healthcare worker, contact your employer. If you are a long-term care resident, contact your caretaker

1B: Do not show up at a hospital or clinic looking for vaccine. Instead check their website for information about vaccine availability. Call if the website doesn’t answer your questions.

| RELATED: Reporter’s Perspective: I Received The COVID-19 Vaccine Under Phase 1B, But It Isn’t Easy To Access |

Where

Read the information below about vaccine availability and click “OK” before searching the map to find your nearest provider. If the map doesn’t load, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services’ website here.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/downloads/COVID-19-Vaccination-Program-Interim_Playbook.pdf

https://www.sanantonio.gov/gpa/News/ArtMID/24373/ArticleID/19927/Metro-Health-Provides-COVID-19-Vaccine-Update

https://covid19.sanantonio.gov/files/assets/public/files/about/plans-reports/cosa-bexar-co-covid-19-vaccine-implementation-plan-iranian-community.pdf

Bexar County has issued Executive Order # 19 regarding restaurants’ occupancy lowered to 50% and other events subject to Section V(B), and the postponement of elective surgeries, effective Monday, December 28th until further notice.

Due to the uprising numbers of COVID-19, Bexar County has issued Executive Order # 18 regarding the closure of bars, effective Thursday, December 10th, beginning at 11:00 p.m. until further notice.

The City of Alamo Heights is taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including limiting in-person interactions for city business.  Alamo Heights City Hall remains to be closed until further notice.

Health and safety of our residents and staff are our priorities while delivering essential services to the residents of Alamo Heights.  These measures are out of an abundance of caution in an effort to protect the public health, particularly our most vulnerable populations, and to slow the progression of this virus.  The City of Alamo Heights is constantly monitoring, accessing the situation, and making necessary changes in the City’s operations to promote lower risk of exposure to the spread of COVID-19.  Residents will be informed via email blast communication and postings via the City’s website:  www.alamoheightstx.gov.

Remember to follow these preventive measures in your daily activities:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Avoid close personal contact and practice social distancing
  • Disinfect surfaces

Screening of vitals of City staff is required before they report to work.

Updates will be posted on the City’s website.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Effective immediately, the City will not issue special event permits to any events with 10 or more participants, following the Bexar County’s public health declaration.  We strongly encourage private event organizers in Alamo Heights to consider postponing events with 10 people or more.

GARBAGE PICKUP

Normal trash pickup schedule has resumed to regular schedule as of June 1st.  Please ensure your trash is out at your regularly scheduled time.  Recycling will continue to be picked up on Wednesdays.

PAYING YOUR WATER BILL

The City of Alamo Heights encourages water customers to pay online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/alamoheightstx/utilities.  Water payments may be mailed to City of Alamo Heights, 6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX  78209 or dropped off at City Hall in the overnight deposit box.  The City will not shut off any services during this time of immediate attention for extra health precautions.

PERMITTING

Building permits for residents and contractors will be completed online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/alamoheightstx.  Note that permits may be subject to delay during this time.  Applicants may also call 210-826-0516 for additional information.

MUNICIPAL COURT

Municipal court is currently conducting court hearings.  You will be contacted by Gina Huddleston for scheduling.  Tickets may be paid online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/alamoheightstx/court/search or you may contact Gina at 210-882-1501.

ALL OTHER CITY SERVICES

All city business will be handled online or by the phone.  If you believe your request cannot be handled over the phone, please contact the appropriate department.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Click here to view Bexar County Judge Wolff recent Executive Order.

Click here to view Governor Abbot’s most recent Executive Order.

To follow developments and stay informed at the City of Alamo Heights via the City’s website:  www.alamoheightstx.gov.  Other additional resources include:  Bexar County at www.bexar.org/covid19, public information about coronavirus is also available at www.sanantonio.gov/health/2019ncoronavirus, and Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

The San Antonio Metro Health District has extended the hours of its COVID-19 hotline. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. Hotline hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

From Texas Health and Human Services (HHS):
HHS encourages all Texans in need of COVID-19 information and referrals to community resources to call the 2-1-1 Texas hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Click here for a Public Service Announcement issued by FBI regarding Cyber Actors.

For Non-Emergency City Departmental numbers, please click here. 

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Para números departamentales de la ciudad que no sean de emergencia, haga clic aqui.