COVID-19 Updates & Resources


The City of Helotes Emergency Management Office continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On this page, you can access Helotes COVID-19 Updates, helpful links, and contact information. You are also encouraged to follow the City on social media, including  NextdoorFacebook, and Twitter.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Residents interested in obtaining a vaccine should contact their primary care doctor or visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations website for a complete list of providers.

COVID-19 Updates

The City of Helotes COVID-19 communications are organized by the month they were published. Click on the following months for access to the messages. Questions can be emailed to Public Relations or call (210) 695-5916.

May 2021

May 18, 2021 – (Governor Greg Abbott) Executive Order No. GA-36 relating to the prohibition of governmental entities and officials from mandating face coverings or restricting activities in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

May 13, 2021 – CDC shares new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

March 2021

March 9, 2021 – Bexar County Executive Order NW-20

March 4, 2021 – Governor Abbott Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions

February 2021

February 25, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Now Available Via Text

February 24, 2021 – Some Bexar County businesses permitted to increase occupancy to 75% under Governor Abbott’s GA-32 Order

January 2021

January 20, 2021 – Free Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Jan. 25 at Dub Farris Athletic Complex

December 2020

December 29, 2020 – Bexar County Order (NW-19) Rolls Back Occupancy Limits for Restaurants and Other Businesses

December 8, 2020 – Bexar County Executive Order NW-18

November 2020

November 25, 2020 – Bexar County Executive Order NW-17

October 2020

October 20,2020 – Bexar County Order Allows Bars to Operate at 50% Occupancy

September 2020

September 17, 2020 – Expanded reopening procedures for certain businesses

September 4, 2020 – Bexar County Executive Order NW-14

July 2020

July 17, 2020 – Bexar County executive order prohibits large gatherings

July 2, 2020 – New requirements announced ahead of holiday weekend

June 2020

June 26, 2020 – County prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people and Governor pauses reopening

June 26, 2020 – City of Helotes Declaration No. 2020-04 (City Council)

June 25, 2020 – Helotes reports first COVID-19 death in the City

June 19, 2020 – COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy – protocols for visitors to City Hall

June 18, 2020 – Bexar County Requires Businesses to Implement Safety Protocols

June 4, 2020 – Phase III of Plan to Open Texas Begins

May 2020

May 27, 2020 – Additional Services and Businesses Eligible to Reopen in Texas

May 20, 2020 – Governor announces phase II of the plan to Open Texas

May 15, 2020 – City of Helotes Declaration No. 2020-03 (City Council)

May 8, 2020 – Texas Governor announces the opening of salons and gyms

May 8, 2020 – Helotes reports sixth positive case of COVID-19

April 2020

April 30, 2020 – Guidance for Helotes Businesses: Reopen Texas Phase 1

April 29, 2020 – Governor outlines plan to Reopen Texas with Phase 1 starting May 1

April 27, 2020 – Guidance for Houses of Worship During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 27, 2020 – Exec. Order GA 20 relating to expanding travel without restrictions (Governor Abbott)

April 27, 2020 – Exec. Order GA 19 relating to hospital capacity (Governor Abbott)

April 27, 2020 – Exec. Order GA 18 relating to the strategic plan to Open Texas (Governor Abbott)

April 23, 2020 – Texas Governor announces statewide executive order regarding retail business

April 23, 2020 – Helotes reports one additional positive case of COVID-19

April 20, 2020 – Three additional positive COVID-19 cases reported in Helotes

April 17, 2020 – Bexar County order requires face coverings and occupancy limits for businesses

April 7, 2020 – Helpful COVID-19 Resources List

April 7, 2020 – City reports cases of COVID-19 in Helotes

April 2, 2020 – Governor Abbott announces new executive order effective April 1

March 2020

March 27, 2020 – Helotes restaurants open for business

March 26, 2020 – City of Helotes Declaration No. 2020-02 (City Council)

March 24, 2020 –  Bexar County executive order outlines Stay Home, Work Safe measures

March 24, 2020 – Helotes Stay Home Work Safe graphic

March 23, 2020 – Bexar County Executive Order NW-03

March 22, 2020 – Helotes Virtual Town Hall (recording on YouTube)

March 20, 2020 – Letter from Mayor Schoolcraft to citizens and businesses

March 20, 2020 – City of Helotes Declaration No. 2020-10 (Mayor)

March 19, 2020 – Limits to mass gatherings and updates regarding City special events

March 17, 2020 (2 of 2) – Declaration of Public Health Emergency issued for Bexar County

March 17, 2020 (1 of 2) – CDC recommends that individuals avoid gatherings of 50 or more

March 13, 2020 – Residents encouraged to take precautions to stop the spread of germs

March 4, 2020 – City of Helotes officials are actively monitoring COVID-19

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