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North Central: What’s open and what’s not

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La Botanica bar on North St. Mary's Street is providing fresh food that area residents can buy to make home meals such as caldo. Courtesy/La Botanica Facebook

San Antonio and Bexar County on Tuesday confirmed a second COVID-19 related death.

The woman, a patient in her 40s, had been receiving treatment at University Hospital, where she later died. The patient was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

Shelter-in-place orders took effect across San Antonio and Bexar County at midnight Tuesday.

The orders remain in effect through April 9 and instruct non-essential businesses to stay closed, prohibit crowds and require residents to stay in their homes while maintaining social distancing of 6 feet. The City Council and county commissioners can vote later to rescind or extend the orders.

Visit https://www.sanantonio.gov and https://www.bexar.org to see a detailed list on basic allowed activities and exempted businesses, organizations and functions.

Here are the latest pandemic-related closures and changes around the North Central and downtown area.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITES

Alamo Colleges Districts have closed and remote teaching and learning began March 23. Visit alamo.edu/coronavirus for updates. For more, call 210-485-0000 or visit alamo.edu, facebook.com/TheAlamoCollegesDistrict.

University of the Incarnate Word is conducting classes remotely. Updates are available at https://www.uiw.edu. Campus access is restricted.

Trinity University is conducting classes remotely. Updates can be found at https://new.trinity.edu. Access to residence halls is restricted.

UTSA Downtown is conducting classes remotely. Updates are available at https://www.utsa.edu.

SCHOOLS

Alamo Heights Independent School District is closed through April 24. Updates can be found at http://www.ahisd.net. Drive-thru meal pickup service and delivery service are still available for qualifying district families. Classes are being conducted online. Families may still obtain supplies and devices today, March 25, at Cambridge or Woodridge elementary schools. The AHISD board meets Thursday to consider emergency pay measures for district employees.

San Antonio Independent School District is closed through April 24. Updates can be found at www.saisd.net. Curbside breakfast and lunch are still being provided at 29 campuses 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays. Both meals can be picked up simultaneously. Mobile delivery, also, is available.

North East Independent School District is closed through April 24. Meals are available curbside and a list is available at https://www.neisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=21391&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=142249&PageID=1. Meals can also be delivered via Fresh Express and routes are available at https://www.neisd.net/cms/lib/TX02215002/Centricity/Domain/250/2020%20NEISD%20FRESH%20EXPRESS%20ROUTES%20PROMO%20FLYER%20UPDATE.pdf. Distance learning information can be viewed at https://www.neisd.net/distancelearning. NEISD trustees have authorized the superintendent’s office to approve continued pay for all hourly and salaried employees through the emergency closure. For more, call 210-407-000 or visit  neisd.netfacebook.com/NorthEastISD.

Incarnate Word High School is conducting classes remotely. Updates can be found at https://www.incarnatewordhs.org.

Keystone School remains closed until at least April 3. Updates are available at https://www.keystoneschool.org. Online classes are ongoing.

St. Anthony High School is closed until at least April 3. Updates can be found at https://www.sachs.org. Classes are being conducted online.

San Antonio Academy remains closed until at least April 3. Updates are available at https://www.sa-academy.org. Online classes are ongoing.

Great Hearts Academies, including both Monte Vista campuses, are closed at least until April 3. Classes are being conducted online. Updates are available at https://www.greatheartsamerica.org.

KIPP Texas-San Antonio campuses are closed until at least April 3. Updates are available at https://kipptexas.org/our-schools/san-antonio. Curbside breakfast and lunch meals are available 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays at the Cevallos campus, 239 Stark St., and the 4343 W. Commerce St. campus.

School of Science and Technology Public Schools are closed through April 10. Meals can be picked up curbside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Discovery campus at 5707 Bandera Road. For more, call 210-530-8366 or visit sstschools.orgfacebook.com/SstAlamo/.

Southwest Preparatory School is closed through April 24. Updates are available at https://www.swprep.org. Distance learning is being conducted. Curbside meals are being provided to families in need. Pickup times at the 1258 Austin Highway campus are 7-9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for lunch.

HOSPITALS

Baptist Health System, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System , Methodist Healthcare , University Health System and Southwest General Hospital are open, but are limiting non-essential planned surgeries and procedures, including dental. Visitors will only be allowed for childbirth, end of life, parent of pediatric patients, and goodbye visit of military personnel departing for deployment.

GROCERIES

All H-E-B locations are operating from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Curbside and delivery is available.

All Target locations will close at 9 p.m. daily. Order pick-up and drive-up are available.

 All Walmart locations are open.

Natural Grocers, 6514 N. New Braunfels Ave., is open 8:30 a.m.-7:35 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market at Alamo Quarry Market is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Pearl Farmers Market weekly event is canceled until further notice, but online orders are taken at http://pearlfarmersmarketcurbside.com for pick-up on site 3-7 p.m. Fridays.

San Antonio Farmers Market Association is open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday at 100 Jackson Keller Road. Social distancing rules are in effect. Visit them on Facebook for details.

Blue Star Provisions at Blue Star Arts Complex is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit their Facebook page for more.

Alamo Heights Farmers Market is currently not setting up, but individual vendors can be contacted to take orders and set up delivery. Find out more on the group’s Facebook page.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bars, lounges, nightclubs, taverns, private clubs, gyms or health studios, indoor commercial amusement businesses, bowling alleys, bingo parlors and theaters of all kinds are to remain closed through April 18.

RETAIL/SERVICES

San Antonio parks are open, but social distancing of 6 feet is encouraged. Libraries remain closed. The city is postponing matters related to Unified Development Code amendments. The city’s Department of Arts and Culture and Luminaria Artist Foundation have launched a Corona Arts Relief Program, which will provide technical assistance and professional development support for individual artists during this emergency period. Artists may apply at https://www.anyartist.org/call.cfm?id=2793  by April 14.

Alamo Heights has suspended trash collection on Thursday and Friday. City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice. Public meetings can be viewed online at https://www.alamoheightstx.gov.

Olmos Park says permits should be paid online. Public meetings through March are canceled. Court cases for the rest of March and April are postponed.

Terrell Hills City Hall access is limited to the lobby only. This includes permitting and payments. Garbage collection is Tuesday and Thursday only. Brush collection is suspended. The Police Department has suspended finger-printing services, courts are canceled, and reporting for non-violent crimes will be taken by phone only. Business fire inspections are suspended.

Centro San Antonio has a website with business resources, community and wellness resources, virtual experiences, and more for those living and/or working in downtown. Visit centrosanantonio.org for more.

RESTAURANTS, BARS, BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES, WINERIES

Restaurants and bars are not allowed to have dine-in eating or drinking through April 18. Drive-thru, pick-up, curbside and delivery options are available.

Visit Alamo Heights’ website at https://www.alamoheightstx.gov/news/stories/a-message-from-mayor-rosenthal/?fbclid=IwAR3cZLC3jfTsXcpsCKmsi3hiydnZ9WdLLK5U1oe1Xh8eFlf8mLbfdJ6gSo8 for a list of restaurants in the city that are providing to-go, curbside and/or delivery of food and drinks.

Back Unturned Brewing Co., 516 Brooklyn Ave., is providing food and beer to go, along with some grocery staples (produce, eggs) and ready-made meals. Call (210) 257-0022 for details.

La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s St., is offering food and margaritas to go, along with fresh food to make meals at home. Call (210) 716-0702 or visit https://www.facebook.com/labotanicasa for more.

The Fruteria, 1401 S. Flores St., is open 12-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, providing grocery essentials and meals to go. Call (210) 251-3104 or visit www.thefruiteria.com for details.

Larder at Hotel Emma at Pearl is offering takeout meals and grocery essentials. Call (210) 448-8355 for more.

Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia, 218 Produce Row in Historic Market Square, has removed its dining tables and set up shelves so people can shop for groceries. Wares include everything from sanitary gloves and toilet paper to meat, eggs and other foods.

Customers can go inside, but the staff will fill the order while you watch.
The store also has baked goods for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call
Picnickins Cafe & Catering, 6901 Blanco Road, is also providing groceries. For more, call 210-902-2837 or visit https://www.restaurantcateringsystems.com/picnikinscatering.

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