COVID 19 Update #7 – April 20, 2020

San Antonio/Bexar County reported 1,015 confirmed cases of COVID 19 with 39 deaths and Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a second addendum to the Stay Home, Work Safe order which requires all people 10 years or older to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people.  While wearing a mask, it is very important to comply with additional measures required to help slow the spread of COVID 19: social distancing and hand washing.

Non-essential travel outside of BST (except for medical or food) is strongly discouraged and is in violation of directives related to “stay home, work safe.”  Non-essential travel may result in a 14-day quarantine.

As a reminder, non-healthcare staff and residents are encouraged to wear cloth or home-made masks and refrain from wearing medical grade masks.  It is vital that medical-grade masks, including surgical and N95 respirators, are reserved for healthcare workers currently facing a dire shortage of protective equipment. Remember, when wearing a mask, there are a few guidelines you need to follow: you should continue to maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene. You should wash your hands before applying the mask and always wash your hands if you handle or adjust your mask. Masks should be changed out if they become soiled or wet and care should be taken when removing your mask, avoiding coming in contact with the outer layer, folding the outer layer of the mask into itself and placing in a baggie if you plan on wearing it again or placing it in the laundry.  Never wear a mask if you find it difficult to breathe while having it on.

Masks are available at the 24/7 concierge desk for residents who do not have a mask.

At this time, no one at BST (resident or employee) has been tested positive for COVID 19.


OPERATIONAL UPDATE:  We are in the process of developing a plan to align with the recent guidance from the White House, Governor of Texas, and the City of San Antonio, on what programs and activities we can implement here at Blue Skies of Texas.  Stay tuned.


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