COVID-19 in Bexar County
Bexar County now has 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 9 of those cases being through community spread. This moves us into a much more serious phase of this disease. The numbers will increase. We will have deaths. People need to take the safety instructions seriously. Stay home if at all possible. If you can’t stay home, stay at least 6 feet away from other people. Wash your hands frequently and properly. There are many videos out on how to wash your hands properly.
Bexar County Jail
Anyone entering the jail will have their temperature taken using a remote reader (no physical contact). Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or higher will be denied access to the jail. If you are allowed in you will be required to sanitize your hands.
Video Visitation at the Bexar County Jail has been suspended. However, inmates will be able to make and receive free phone calls for the time being.
Bexar County District Clerk
The Bexar County District Clerk has put out the following notification.
DISMISSAL DOCKET ON MARCH 24TH, APRIL 7TH, and APRIL 14TH 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ONLY THE REINSTATEMENT DOCKET WILL BE HEARD ON THOSE DATES IN THE 408TH DISTRICT COURT.
Effective 3/18/2020 we have suspended the acceptance of passport applications until further notice.
Bexar County Clerk
The only concessions the County Clerk’s Office has made to the pandemic is to ask people to make appointments. The following is listed on her website.
DUE TO THE ONGOING CONCERNS OVER COVID-19, THE BEXAR COUNTY CLERK ENCOURAGES ONLINE APPOINTMENTS!
We feel this is a very poor effort. At the very least she needs to be encouraging people not to come unless it is essential.
Courts in Bexar County
All County court cases at the Bexar County Courthouse and the Paul Elizondo Tower have been suspended for 30 days due to the coronavirus in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease.
The City of San Antonio has released the following notifications.
COURT CLOSURE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Due to the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of San Antonio Municipal Court, with high regard for the safety of the community and our staff, will be closed to the public from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, April 5. We anticipate serving you once again beginning Monday, April 6. Please check back periodically for changes and updates.
ALL COURT DOCKETS ARE CANCELLED AT THIS TIME AND WILL BE RESET.
Although courthouse operations are closed to the public, we are available to assist citizens who need to contact us via the following methods:
Go to the link above to see the various contact methods listed.
Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center
The Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center does not list any changes to their visitation on their website; however, a KSAT article says the following,
The Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are temporarily suspending all visits until further notice. Both are working to expand access to virtual visits while the declaration is in effect.