What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of July 23, 2020

San Antonio — FDA warns against using more than 70 hand sanitizers containing methanol

Reports of blindness, hospitalizations and death have been attributed to contaminated hand sanitizers for details www.fda.gov


The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is participating in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational program for blood centers to begin collecting and distributing convalescent plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. While COVID-19 currently has no proven treatment, it is possible that convalescent plasma, which contains antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19, may provide passive immunity to certain patients with severe forms of the illness. Potential donors must be completely free of symptoms for 14 days prior to donation. For details call 1-(800) 292-5534 ext. 3500 or (210) 731-5590 or logon southtexasblood.org

Nirenberg: Stay home and avoid going to a friend's house to help slow coronavirus in San Antonio

Hospitals see more pediatric COVID-19 cases, prepare for possible fall wave, especially with back to School. Experts say there are still many unknowns about how COVID-19 affects children, which means there’s much more to learn about how the virus affects kids.

Wurstfest is canceled for the first time in its 60-year history.

Enchanted Rock advises hikers to leave dogs at home after string of heat-related rescues\

SeaWorld San Antonio offering free admission for military veterans, their families.

SeaWorld announced that veterans and retirees can redeem free tickets for themselves and up to three guests through Nov. 11 via www.wavesofhonor.com.

Tropical Depression Eight Becoming Better Organized

Rain chances look promising for San Antonio this weekend

Tropical Depression Eight formed late Wednesday night in the Gulf of Mexico. As of Thursday afternoon, the system is slowly moving west-northwest at 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. This system is expected to strengthen slightly, likely gaining winds speeds of 39 mph or greater, becoming Tropical Storm Hanna. This could happen by Friday morning. The storm will then move onto the Texas coast by the weekend. Regardless of name and title, the impacts to San Antonio and the surrounding areas will be the same: a good chance at healthy rainfall!

Ex-Redskins become Washington Football Team for 2020 season

The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for the 2020 season, giving the organization time to choose a new, full-time name.

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