April 14, 2024

Face masks are now mandatory when in public spaces

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg along with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff just announced this evening (Apr. 16) that it is now mandatory to wear a face mask while in enclosed public spaces such as a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurant picking up food, using public transportation.

It is not required to wear face masks while getting fresh air, going for a walk, exercising away from people, pumping gas, eating food or drinking a beverage or driving in your vehicle.

Homemade masks just as good as the N95 masks are not available and should be reserved for health officials.

Those who don’t wear masks will be facing a $1,000 fine for not following any of the emergency health declarations.

Please be advised, the use of face coverings in public is now mandatory for #SanAntonio residents 10 years or older….

Posted by City of San Antonio – Municipal Government on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Video of the issue was posted during their daily conference briefing.

Mayor & Judge COVID-19 Briefing: April 16, 2020

We will be live for today's daily briefing from Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 situation. Tune in each day at 6:13 p.m.

Posted by City of San Antonio – Municipal Government on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Don’t have a mask? You can make one in these easy steps as shown by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams.