COVID-19 Updates & Resources

The City of Helotes Emergency Management Office is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage you to save this page and check back often. It’s the City’s official medium for sharing updates regarding the COVID-9 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

1/14/21 Update: The Alamodome in San Antonio will serve as a no-cost mass COVID-19 vaccination site. All Bexar County residents, including residents of the City of Helotes, who qualify under the Phase 1A and 1B categories are eligible. Both in-person and drive-thru (for non-ambulatory individuals) options will be available.

Advanced registration is required. Visit the website at for appointment availability and to register. If registration is full, continue to check back on the website. New appointments will be offered as the availability increases.

COVID-19 vaccines will not be offered from Helotes City Hall or the Helotes Fire Department. The City does not have the proper storage capabilities.

Residents interested in obtaining a vaccine can visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations website for a list of providers. Residents are also encouraged to contact their primary care providers for more information regarding vaccine availability.

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.

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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