Duration: 11:59pm on March 24th, 2020 to 11:59pm on April 30th, 2020

All individuals living within the City of San Antonio must stay home and only leave their homes to perform the following activities:

  • Maintaining to the health and safety of your family and your pets. This includes caring for a family member or pet in another household.
  • Obtaining necessary supplies for you, your family and household.
  • Working for an exempted business or government .
  • Exercising outdoors, but only if you stay 6 feet away from other people.


The order urges San Antonians to follow the orders of Governor Greg Abbott and avoid elective surgery and medical procedures.


All public and private gatherings consisting of anyone other than your own household or family are prohibited.

All businesses must close and stop operations, other than allowing employees to work from home, maintaining security and maintenance of the business’ property, and facilitating information technology services that allow employees to work from home.

The followed exempted businesses may continue operating, provided they exercise proper social distancing:

  • Healthcare operations;
  • Government functions;
  • Schools and education who are facilitating distance learning;
  • Companies providing or maintaining infrastructures;
  • Businesses related to transportation, including gas stations, repair shops, car dealerships, manufacturers, public transportation, such as buses, taxis, rideshare companies and the airport;
  • Information technology companies that provide and maintain internet and telecommunications systems
  • Retail businesses that sell food, gas and household products;
  • Charitable organizations providing food, shelter and services;
  • Hotels and other temporary residence facilities;
  • Businesses that provide home maintenance and other services that individuals need to work from hom;
  • News media;
  • Financial institutions;
  • Childcare services;
  • Worship services, provided services are distributed by video, teleconference or other remote measures;
  • Funeral services;
  • Business and operations necessary to the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA.)

Effective 4/20/2020 the Stay Home Work Safe Order 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, such as visiting a grocery store/pharmacy or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers. Cloth face coverings could include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief.


Metro Health reminds the public to reserve medical grade surgical masks and N95 respirators for first responders and health care workers

For more detail on the definition of exempt and non-exempt business, please visit Metropolitan Health District Website.