Declarations & Orders


Mayor's Emergency Declaration

The current declaration, Emergency Declaration No. 8, was extended by City Council and is in effect until further notice.

On August 11, 2021 the Mayor signed the attached 14th Addendum to the Declaration of Public Health Emergency. The addendum identifies measures necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Report violations by calling 210.207.SAPD (7273)

Health Guidance for Schools

Health Directive for Schools in Bexar County(PDF, 146KB) - 08/10/2021

Previous Health Directives

The Health Directive provides guidance to school districts for phased restarting of in-person instruction.

Bexar County Executive Order

The current order is in effect as of Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and continues until fourteen (14) days following the termination of the state-wide public health emergency as declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, unless extended, modified or terminated early by the County Judge.

Governor's Executive Order

Governor Greg Abbott has issued several Executive Orders detailing the ongoing plan to open businesses and activities in Texas. All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS.

Executive Orders Related to Opening the State of Texas

See below for information on key Executive Orders issued by Governor Greg Abbott related to the plan to open additional businesses and activities in Texas. See also the Coronavirus Executive Orders and Waivers page on the Governor’s website.

Previous Orders

  • On October 7, 2020, Gov. Abbot issued Executive Order GA-32 allowing outdoor events of 10 or more people if approved by the mayor.
  • On July 2, 2020, Gov. Abbott issued an updated Executive Order GA-28 regarding additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • On July 2, 2020, Gov. Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29 relating to the use of face coverings.

More Information

Masking and Vaccination Status

Recent guidance from the CDC and mandates by Governor Abbott can lead to confusion about what the best steps are to take to protect ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19.

The San Antonio COVID-19 Community Response and Equity Coalition (CREC) encourages adherence to the CDC guidelines and has issued this statement regarding masking by vaccination status.

Statement on Masking and Vaccination Status(PDF, 184KB) - COVID-19 CREC 6/8/2021

Guidance on Essential Workers

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts in preparedness and readiness have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.

Response Plan for Respiratory Viruses

Respiratory Viruses Response Plan: The Response Plan for Respiratory Viruses Having Pandemic Potential describes appropriate virus surveillance activities and responses for different levels of virus and other activity detected. The plan provides response activities for programs within Bexar County and the City of San Antonio along with planning partners.

Respiratory Viruses Plan(PDF, 1MB) - San Antonio Metro Health 5/5/2020

What YOU Can Do

Find out what YOU can do to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, what symptoms to watch for, and how to get tested. Find information about how San Antonio and Bexar County are reopening safely. Stay informed, get answers to your questions, and find ways to help in the community.

Where Can I Learn More?