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.

Coronavirus Relief Programs

Bexar County is distributing financial assistance to qualified county residents through Federal relief dollars designated for those directly impacted by the pandemic.

If you have lost your job or are having trouble paying for rent or utilities because of COVID-19, you may qualify to receive financial help. Visit www.bexar.org/3314/COVID-19-Response to learn more and start the qualifying process.

July 2022

July 12, 2022 – COVID-19 Reverses Progress in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance in U.S.

June 2022

June 24, 2022 – CDC Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Adolescents

June 18, 2022 – CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

May 2022

May 19, 2022 – CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

April 2022

April 26, 2022 -CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

April 22, 202 – COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

April 12, 2022 – New data suggest STDs continued to increase during first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

March 2022

March 31, 2022 – New CDC data illuminate youth mental health threats during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 24, 202 – Effect of COVID-19 on Tuberculosis in the U.S.

March 10, 2022 – CDC Updates COVID-19 Community Levels

March 10, 2022 – Mask Use on Public Transportation

February 2022

February 25, 2022 – CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

February 18, 2022 – New Reports on Health and Well-being of Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

February 15, 202 – CDC Media Telebriefing: COVID-19 Vaccination and Pregnancy

February 11, 2022 – New CDC Studies: COVID-19 Boosters Remain Safe, Continue to Offer High Levels of Protection Against Severe Disease Over Time and During Omicron and Delta Waves

February 3, 2022 – CDC Media Telebriefing: COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance

January 2022

January 18, 2022 – Get free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests.

January 14, 2022 – CDC updates consumer mask website to emphasize protection, fit, and comfort

January 7, 2022 – CDC Recommends Moderna Booster at 5 Months

January 5, 202 – CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17-Year-Olds

January 4, 2022 – CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster at 5 Months, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children

December 2021

December 27, 2021 – CDC updates and shortens recommended isolation and quarantine period for the general population

December 7, 2021 – CDC launches two global networks, awards $22 million to combat antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases

December 3, 2021 – CDC tightens testing requirement for international travel to the US to one day

August 2021

August 23, 2021 – U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

August 20, 2021 – CDC recommends people begin receiving COVID-19 booster shot starting this fall, eight months after their second dose of an mRNA vaccine

August 13, 2021 – CDC recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals

August 5, 2021 – Vigilance encouraged as COVID-19 cases increase in Bexar County

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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