COVID-19 And Organizations: Summer Season Winds Downs As Businesses, Stores, Parks Carefully Move Forward – Texas Public Radio

15September 2020

Organizations and city services for workers continued to adjust throughout the coronavirus crisis. As limitations on the community changed to reflect existing health conditions, companies broadened hours, provided brand-new retail services and tried to find more workers.

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San Antonio Zoo: The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday to foot traffic and offer drive thru gos to on Friday and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can be acquired online at

Sea World San Antonio: The park and its water park Aquatica have more operating days and hours. Aquatica will remain open weekends through Oct. 18. The SeaWorld weekend schedule consists of every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in September and October. Staffers will implement boosted health and wellness procedures, including physical distancing, needed face coverings and temperature level screenings. Online bookings will likewise help handle capacity. Learn more here.

Morgan’s Wonderland: The center for special-needs visitors planned to stay closed for the rest of the 2020 season. “Interaction is at the heart of who we are and what we do,” it discussed in a statement on its site, “and until EVERYONE can play together again, we’ll continue connecting and making a difference– from a distance.”

Schlitterbahn: The water park has actually resumed in New Braunfels and Galveston. Visitors can anticipate health, safety and hygiene protocols in place. Guests will be required to make an appointment and must finish a health screening 24 hr before going into the water park. Staff and guests will have their temperature levels evaluated upon arrival, and the park will include social distancing markers to assist groups preserve six feet apart from others. Learn more about the reopenings here.

Six Flags-Fiesta Texas: The park resumed on June 19 for members and for the general pubiic on June 22.

USAA: The San Antonio-based company returned $270 million in premiums to auto insurance coverage policyholders. The nation’s fifth biggest property-casualty insurer previously revealed strategies to return $800 million at the start of the COVID-19 break out. The company reports fewer drivers suggests less mishaps and less claims.

Requirements for organizations On Friday, June 19, Bexar County began using masks to companies they might use to adhere to County Judge Nelson Wolff’s new executive order mandating businesses need clients to wear masks or a facial covering while in

their facilities. A couple of weeks later on, the county issued another order needing services to inspect the temperature levels of workers and consumers and to ask if they have symptoms. Companies must likewise display posters noting the signs of COVID-19 for everyone to examine.

Each offense of the orders can result in a $1,000 fine.

The June 17 order can be viewed here. Services might download the face covering poster here and COVID-19 symptoms poster here.

Wolff said peace officers will provide citations for violations, and officers will react to public complaints about a business. Sheriff Javier Salazar said peace officers are hoping for voluntary compliance, and business owners will be alerted before getting citations.

And on July 2, Gov. Greg Abbott provided an executive order needing Texans to use a face masks in public areas in counties with 20 or more COVID-19 cases, that includes Bexar County.

When requested his reaction to the brand-new statewide order, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg stated, “It has to do with time.”

Wolff added that he hopes this brand-new order also comes with the ability to implement it with $5,000 fines.

Goodwill: Retail stores and contribution places in the San Antonio area are open. New safety measures consist of Plexiglass partitions at registers, social distancing markers, and limited capability scoops. Goodwill also provides contactless curbside pickup and online shopping. Goodwill is likewise gathering nonperishable food contributions for the San Antonio Food Bank. Discover more here.

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Blue Star Contemporary: It reopened on June 11. All visitors need to arrange an online booking prior to entrance. The art complex needs face masks for all visitors older than 10 and temperature checks before entry with a touchless thermometer. No large groups are allowed in, and social distancing is required.

Grocery/ Retail/ Pharmacies Walmart: The chain provides a special curbside pickup hour for clients older than 60, first responders, handicapped consumers and anyone else the CDC thinks about high-risk for COVID-19. When consumers go to the shop site to put an order, they might select “At Risk Only” to decide into the service. In a declaration, the store discussed that the point of pickup would be contact-free. Shop workers will position the groceries in the clients’ vehicle, and no signature was needed. Walmart hours at many places are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HEB: The grocery chain required all customers to use masks, beginning June 22. HEB hours at most locations are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Target/ Costco: Target hours at most locations are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Costco hours at a lot of places are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All deal curbside shopping and/or reserved times for services for vulnerable visitors.

Walgreens/ CVS: They are normally open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but some are open up until midnight. Both pharmacy chains use 24 hr shopping at select areas. Sunday and pharmacy hours are generally shorter. Both chains offer curbside and shipment.

Shopping mails: The major centers are open. Shopping hours differ from center to center and from store to store.The Online forum/ The Rim/ La Cantera/ North Star Mall/ South Park Mall/ Ingram Park Shopping Mall/ Rolling Oaks Shopping Mall/ San Marcos Premium Outlets/ Tanger Outlets Info based on airport press statements: Aeromexico: The airline company resumed service to Mexico City on June 18 with service 3 times a week: Thursday, Friday and Sunday. American Airlines: American restarted its Miami service on June 5. Chicago O’Hare service resumed two times daily on July 8, while increasing the numbers of journeys to Dallas and

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