COVID-19 Prevention in Bexar County

Updated May 22, 2020

  1. Actions & Updates
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Affected Bexar County Services
  4. Community Resources

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NEW: Executive Order NW-08 issued by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff

On Tuesday, May 19, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued Executive Order NW-08 to supplement the existing Stay Home, Work Safe measures. These additional measures will take effect as of 12:01 a.m. on May 19 and continue through June 4, 2020 unless extended, modified or terminated early by the County Judge, and is consistent with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order and mandates issued by the City of San Antonio.

The Stay Home, Work Safe measures continue to be in effect for the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County with social distancing being required.

All people 10 years old or older are strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six (6) feet away from other people, such as visiting a grocery store or working in a close proximity to other coworkers.

Click here to view Order NW-08 in its entirety, issued on May 19, 2020.

Orders and Declarations

COVID-19 Information

A new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recently identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness. The 2019-nCoV outbreak began in December 2019, and Chinese health officials have reported thousands of 2019‑nCoV infections in China, including several that resulted in death. Several additional countries have identified cases of 2019-nCoV infection including the United States.

How is Bexar County Responding

Bexar County, together with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Facilities Maintenance Department, is working closely with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department and to coordinate precautionary measures within all County facilities.

Specific areas that experience high traffic will be aggressively sanitized and disinfected with higher frequency, including the following areas: criminal and civil presiding courts, BCSO substations, Tax Accessor-Collector’s offices, and the Central Jury Room.

The Facilities Department has placed large hand sanitizer dispensers at every entrance and exit in the County complex and freestanding (touchless) dispensers have been ordered for every County building.

Informational posters on handwashing and COVID-19 prevention information have been posted in every County facility and high traffic areas.

Updates on County offices, services, and facilities will be posted here and on the County’s social media platforms:

COVID-19 Hotline Now Open

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) Information for the public is also available at: