COVID-19 Resources

You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Thank you for working with us to support those affected by breast cancer, especially the most vulnerable in our city. This wouldn’t be possible without you.

Breast cancer doesn’t stop, and neither do we. Whatever comes our way, Komen San Antonio is with you and is ready to help provide resources and support for you and our communities.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION:

Hotline Information
If you have any questions or concerns that need to be answered, please contact the following hotlines.

Department of State Health Services
1-877-570-9779
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
210-207-5779
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday – Sunday

City of San Antonio COVID-19 Resources and Information:
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus
 Unemployment Benefits
 Business Assistance
 Healthcare Providers
 Testing
 Public Info

If you need access to food support, please visit the San Antonio Food Bank website for their mobile pick-up locations. https://safoodbank.org/cvresponse/

NISD, SAISD, NEISD to Provide Curbside Meals Each San Antonio school districts will provide updates on meal service if closures continue. To find more information, click here. To view a map of locations, click here. Below are HD 123 school districts.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:

Federal Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be offering loan assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
  • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
  • SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.

State Assistance

The Texas Department of Emergency Management is reaching out to business organizations, individual businesses, and non-profit organizations seeking Economic Injury Worksheet submissions. TDEM ask that your organization notify its members of the availability of the program and encourage the submission of an application to determine eligibility. For more information and to access the worksheet, click here. Submit your Economic Injury Worksheet to TDEMPARecovery@tdem.texas.gov.

Bexar County Assistance

Bexar County Commissioners Court announced that they will be providing $5 million for interest free loans and $250k in grants for small businesses that have suffered financial losses due to the ongoing situation. More information to come.

BREAST CANCER AND COVID-19 RESOURCES:

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

Transmission

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads,

Symptoms

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Thank you for working with us to support those affected by breast cancer, especially the most vulnerable in our city. This wouldn’t be possible without you.

Please continue to take care of YOU, your family, your friends and neighbors.