Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order bans local governments from issuing mask, vaccine mandates
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas climb to levels not seen since the beginning of the year, Gov. Abbott issued a new executive order that further removes tools from local governments to enact policies that public health experts say would help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Face masks required for employees, visitors at JBSA facilities regardless of vaccination status
As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to surge in Bexar County, Joint Base San Antonio is now requiring masks to be worn at all of its indoor federal facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
How worried should we be about the Delta variant? University Health expert has answers to latest FAQs
With the recent rise in the number of hospitalizations in San Antonio, coupled with a concern over the Delta variant, University Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bryan Alsip answered a series of frequently asked questions.
Biden says getting vaccinated ‘gigantically important’
President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. In a TV town hall Wednesday night in Cincinnati, Biden pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.
‘It could have been a lot worse’: San Antonio family gets COVID-19 despite vaccinations
Four out of five members of a San Antonio family contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Still, they are grateful for the vaccine because they believe their illnesses could have been a lot worse without it.
62 percent of Bexar County residents over 12 have been fully vaccinated, another 100,000 due for second shot
The latest Bexar County numbers show 61.9 percent of residents 12 years and older are fully vaccinated, while 74.7 percent have had at least one dose. However, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District says slightly more than 100,000 people are overdue for their second shot, and people in the 12 to 35-year-old age range still have lower rates of vaccinations.
American Academy of Pediatrics recommends face masks for all students, teachers and staff this year
For the 2021-22 school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics is “strongly encouraging” COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone eligible, as well as the continued use of face masks for all students, teachers and staff.
As COVID-19 positivity rate nearly doubles over last week, Bexar County officials urge vaccinations
Though San Antonio remains much better off in the fight against COVID-19 than one year ago, San Antonio and Bexar County officials say more vaccinations are needed to tamp down a concerning rise in cases and hospitalizations.