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San Antonio golf courses closed, mayor threatens to shut down businesses that violate ‘Stay Home’ order

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff are ordering golf courses to close and are threatening to revoke Certificates of Occupancy from businesses that violate the Stay Home, Work Safe order.

The mayor fired a warning shot to businesses that continue to violate the order.

“They will have their Certificates of Occupancy revoked.  We will close the business.  We will shut you down,” Nirenberg said Friday evening during the daily briefing.

As stated earlier Friday, the order now prohibits long-term care facility employees to work at only one location.  It also states,”Long-term care facilities should identify and exclude potentially infected staff members and implement appropriate infection control measures.”

That order was issued after it was learned that some employees of Southeast Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, where 67 residents and 8 workers have tested positive for coronavirus , worked at several other area facilities.

The amended order also requires all food, household staples retail, including those doing pickup, to limit the number of  people at pickup or in an establishment so that social distancing may be maintained.

Park amenities, including playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, skate plazas and splash pads at all community recreational areas also are closed, and parks will be closed Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend, except for walking, running and biking trails.

With Palm Sunday coming up this weekend, Wolff urged residents not to attend worship services in person.

“One thing that’s really been encouraging to us is that we’ve been getting a lot of support from the religious community,” said Wolff.  “We want everybody to have that right to get together, whether it’s over social media or whatever the church can provide for you,” he said.

He says some of the churches have been considering drive-thru services  or gatherings in church parking lots with congregants remaining in their cars.

 

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