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Included in this week's roundup information are Amended orders regarding face coverings in Bexar Co., total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bexar Co. and COVID-19 testing information in Bexar Co.. Effective 4/20 - Amended order regarding face coverings, occupancy and golf courses  4/17/2020 COVID-19 Case and Testing Information Surveillance in...

Data Reported by San Antonio Metropolitan Health District 4/14/2020, 7:00:00 PM https://cosagis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/d2c7584fe9fd4da1b30cb9d6cc311163 COVID-19 HOTLINE- 210.207.5779 OR EMAIL COVID-19@SANANTONIO.GOV The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210.207.5779. Hours of operation...

COVID-19 Case and Testing Information Surveillance in Bexar County Case Status and Source of Exposure Number Percent Total Confirmed cases Bexar County* 410 Travel-related 110 27% Close contact 137 33% Community transmission 127 31% Under investigation 36 9% *Includes public, commercial, and military laboratory results Posted on 4/5/2020 at 7:00 PM Information for the Public Social Distancing Social distancing means remaining out of crowded public places were close...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses, the following symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19...

COVID-19 Outbreak- Information is current as of 3/26/2020  (7:00 pm) There is an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China in December 2019 and has now been detected in almost 100 locations internationally, including in the United States....

The Arizona Chamber Foundation issued a policy brief on recreational marijuana legalization. A study in Clinical Pediatrics used the National Poison Data System to examine marijuana exposure in children under six years old. Colorado cuts marijuana excise taxes in effort to reduce black market trade. Anchorage places restrictions...

Members of the PRC team and Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition met with Lieutenant Martin Phelan of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Lieutenant Jimmy Sides, SAPD Vice Unit Director....

A study in Pediatrics indicates that more restrictive alcohol laws for adults lead to lower rates of underage drinking. SAMHSA blog points out the dangers of high caffeine intake after quitting smoking. CASAColumbia reported on the easy availability of alcohol to underage drinkers in New York. A new...

The Buffalo (NY) News reports on opiate addiction in newborns. The New York Times reports on the growing concerns over flakka in Florida. A new study links moderate alcohol consumption to heart damage in the elderly. Alameda County in California will force the pharmaceutical industry to pay for...

Students at Waukesha West High School in Wisconsin unveil a series of prevention PSAs. Addiction published global stats on addictive behaviors. The International Business Times reports on the black market marijuana trade in Colorado. Scientists have engineered a yeast capable of “brewing” opiates. The National Conference of State Legislatures...