Weekly Update

Mayor's Fitness Council of San Antonio

Message from Full Council Chair

Greetings Mayor's Fitness Council Members-

The Mayor's Fitness Council has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and related closures in our community. Out of extreme caution and in alignment with the recommendation for avoiding large gatherings we will not be holding any in-person meetings in the upcoming week. In addition, the San Antonio Business Group on Health has postponed their annual awards ceremony and the Spring Sicolvia has been cancelled. We encourage you to follow the precautions shared by CDC for social distancing, hand washing, avoiding contact with sick individuals, and staying home if you are sick. San Antonio Metro Health has created a website with community resources and updates related to COVID-19, which we encourage you to turn to for information: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus#281783804-metro-health-

We will continue to monitor the situation and share updates with regards to future meeting dates.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Stay Well,


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Virtual Committee Meetings Next Week

Mayor's Fitness Council Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 25th, 2-4pm

Via Zoom

The Mayor's Fitness Council Executive Committee will meet virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, March 25th. This meeting is for Mayor's Fitness Council Executive Committee Members only. Zoom meeting details will be sent out via email as well as a calendar invite.

SABGH Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, March 26th, 3-4:30pm

Via Zoom

The SABGH Board of Directors will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursday, March 26th. This meeting is for SABGH Board of Directors only. Zoom meeting details will be sent out via email as well as a calendar invite via SABGH Chair, Lauren Trapane.

Core Communications Team Training

Friday, March 27th, 1-3pm

Via Zoom

The Mayor's Fitness Council Core Communications Team will meet virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 27th. From 1:00 - 2:00 pm the discussion will be on about the FitCitySA content calendar. From 2":00 - 3:00 pm will be a virtual WordPress training. Zoom meeting details will be sent out via email as well as a calendar invite.

Council Updates

Student Ambassador Application is LIVE!

The Mayor's Fitness Council 2020-2021 Student Ambassador Application is now live on our FitCitySA website - https://www.fitcitysa.com/at-school/student-ambassador-program/ - please share with any families that have students interested in serving as youth advocates for a healthier, more active, better connected San Antonio!

Support the Mayor's Fitness Council Social Media

Follow FitCitySA on your favorite social media platform:

FitCitySA Facebook - FitCitySA

FitCitySA Instagram - FitCitySA

FitCitySA Twitter - FitCitySA

FitCitySA LinkedIn - Mayor's Fitness Council of San Antonio

YouTube - FitCitySA

Mayor's Fitness Council Members Only Facebook Group: Here is the link to join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfcsa/

In an effort to bring all Mayor's Fitness Council Committees together and stay updated with what is happening across the Council, the MFC Communications Committee launched a Facebook group for MFC internal updates and happenings to keep all members and key community partners abreast of the latest news and information from the Mayor's Fitness Council.

Siclovia Cancelled

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Huge Thank You to the Siclovia Task Force Team!

The Mayor's Fitness Council would like to thank the Siclovia Task Force planning team for all of their great efforts in planning for what would have been an awesome MFC Siclovia Reclovia as well as the YMCA and CE Group for their great efforts for a stellar Siclovia this spring.

Although we are all disappointed that there won't be a spring Siclovia, we are glad for the precautions and safety measures that have been put in place to help keep the San Antonio community safe.

Big shout out to Bert Pickell, Brenda Gonzalez and Shari Gaiennie for their leadership in coordinating the task force team. We are looking forward to an incredible fall Siclovia!

SABGH Healthy Workplace Recognition Event Postponed

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The San Antonio Business Group on Health Board of Directors has decided to postpone the March 27th Healthy Workplace Recognition Event. A new date will be released soon and will be shared with the Executive Committee.

Big shout out to Roxanne Leal, Healthy Workplace Recognition Event Chair - she has done a truly excellent job in planning and coordinating this event. The health and safety of our members is of most importance at this time and a new event date will be set by the SABGH Board of Directors.

No Trip to the Gym - Work Out at Home!

Check out our very own Communications Committee member, Bonny Osterhage giving tips to help us keep moving during the quarantine with a "Quick Quarantine" workout that you can do from home!

Community Information

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Huge thank you to Governor Greg Abbott, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Metro Health Director of Health Dawn Emerick and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Team and many others for their outstanding leadership and common sense direction during this challenging time. We are proud to see San Antonio featured for the first mobile drive thru testing center in the nation.

Mayor's Fitness Council on the Covid-19 Hotline

In an effort to assist in local efforts, The Mayor's Fitness Council staff will be answering calls on the Covid-19 Hotline this Friday. No emails will be answered by staff on Friday. Thank you for your understanding!
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Many Bexar County ISD's Postponed School Start Until April 6th

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NEISD, NISD, SAISD and many others just announced this afternoon that they are postponing students going back to school until April 6th. Please check school district websites for individual school district schedules.

Lunches for Students

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Many of our incredible Bexar County ISD’s are providing to go meals next week for children 19 and under. Please check each school districts websites for to go meals locations. Thank you to our incredible school nutrition teams for this service to the community! Shout Out to NEISD's Nutrition Team in photo above!

Shout Out to the San Antonio Food Bank

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The San Antonio Food Bank has done a great job of leading in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Food Bank has put together preparedness packs for families who are in great need of supplies. Thank you to our Immediate Past Council Chair, Eric Cooper and the San Antonio Food Bank Team for your service to the San Antonio community!

Shout Out to H-E-B and all area Grocers

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Huge shout out to the H-E-B Team and all area grocers for holding down the fort and keeping San Antonian's stocked up. We can't thank you all enough!

SA2020 Community Survey

SA2020's Molly Cox has asked to share this survey with members and partners of the Mayor's Fitness Council as SA2020 begins working towards setting new 10 year goals for San Antonio. Please consider participating and helping the SA2020 Team out by taking this 5-minute survey at https://sa2020.typeform.com/to/iXo4hE?fbclid=IwAR39jsCFXsPoGfxH1yspCyHezYcsZc8YfpoOa9WLffA0XbRiIMFyhEdxv2k

Mayor's Fitness Council 2019 Annual Report