COVID-19 + Downtown SA

Dear Downtown San Antonians,

Like you, we have been listening, learning and adapting to the facts surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Our colleagues in other cities have been extremely helpful in providing insights and best practices which we are adopting. And, we are working closely with the City and many other partners to stay coordinated, responsive and impactful.

Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our employees and the community in which we live and serve, Centro’s 110 Broadway headquarters went virtual beginning March 12, 2020 and will remain so until facts and circumstances warrant bringing everyone back together. Though our physical office may be closed, we are still open for business and are 100% operational. If you must meet us in person, we will accommodate you using best practices according to the CDC.

Similarly, we have redesigned our Operations office and the way in which all the Ambassadors work in order to minimize any possible exposure or spread, while delivering priority services to you, our residents and visitors. Top of the priority list is cleanliness and safety. In addition to practicing social distancing, we are redirecting many of our staff to clean and disinfect high touch areas such as crosswalk buttons, doorknobs, scooter handles and bus stops. We will do extra cleaning near high risk areas like retirement homes and hospitals. We are also going to power wash sidewalks in high trafficked areas with additional bleach.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any new developments which affect the Centro PID and our broader downtown community. With all our hearts and positive wishes, we wish all of you the best during these uncertain and trying times. We appreciate your partnership, and we want to affirm our allegiance to you. If you need anything or have recommendations of how we can do better, please do not hesitate to reach out by phone or email as you normally would.

Sincerely,

Matt Brown
CEO

Covid-19 Resources

Center for Disease Control

The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.

Business
Resources

Guidance Letter for Businesses

SA Chamber Corona Virus Rapid Response

Resources for Artists + Arts Organizations

Provides small business lending to those who do not have access to capital from typical lenders, such as traditional banks.

The San Antonio Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals for the greater benefit of the community.

Supporting our Entrepreneurial Community

One-on-one Confidential Consulting

CoSA’s Department of Arts & Culture + Luminaria Artist Foundation launched the Corona Arts Relief Program, providing technical assistance and professional development support for individual artists.

Employer Questions, Unemployment Questions, Job Seekers

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The most comprehensive small business assistance network in the US.

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

Support our Mainstreet Businesses + Service Industry
  • Order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in 
  • Buy gift cards  
  • Shop online or via phone  
  • Purchase custom or corporate gifts from local retailers who take orders by phone or online 
  • If you order wholesale products with local retailers later in the year, place your orders today
  • Pay it Forward – purchase a custom designed “In This Together SA” t-shirts or stickers and 100% of proceeds go back to local businesses in your community. More information at inthistogethersa.com
  • Buying a restaurant gift card now – to use later when these restaurants are back in service – can help sustain their businesses and assist their employees. More information at sacocktailconference.com/shop
  • Visit San Antonio has created a web page that highlights restaurants providing alternative dining options such as take-out, delivery, and drive-thru services.

Residents Resources

Opt-in for the latest local updates on COVID-19 or access local resources below:

Download the  Ready South Texas app: iTunes or Google Play

Text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS updates 

Follow on Twitter: @SAMetroHealth and @COSAGov

Homeless Food Resources:
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Experiences + Wellness

How you Can Help

United Way

San Antonio Food Bank

Nonprofit Support

The Non-Profit Council is hosting the Big Give Emergency Relief platform to support non-profits. Please donate here >>

The City partnered with the San Antonio Area Foundation and is accepting donations to the City’s Risk Mitigation Fund that support individuals and families that need assistance with rent and other housing expenses. To donate please email COVID19@saafdn.org.

Please specify in the email that you are interested in donating to the City’s Risk Mitigation Fund.

The City is accepting donations only from commercial enterprises of unopened cleaning supplies to include hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, nitrile gloves, and bleach. These supplies will support our first responders and public facing services.

To donate please email covid.cleaningsupplies@sanantonio.gov.

US Interagency Council on Homelessness

Coordinate and catalyze the federal response to homelessness, working in close partnership with senior leaders across our 19 federal member agencies.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

The premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care.

Centro Homeless Outreach Donations

Centro San Antonio is requesting the help of all San Antonians to support an initiative to feed our Downtown homeless and transient population during COVID-19.

Contact Centro

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