Austin COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on everything...
The city of Austin and Travis County have extended our "Stay Home – Work Safe” orders until May 8th.
A new addition to this is residents over the age of 10 are now required to wear face coverings when in public.
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and staying safe! We will all get through these trying times . . . TOGETHER!
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Masks now required
Austin residents over the age of ten must wear some form of covering over their nose and mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief, when:
Entering into or inside of any building open to the public
Using public transportation, taxis, or ride shares
Outside and six feet of social distancing cannot be consistently maintained between the person and individuals outside of their household
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Austin Parks & Trails - New Restrictions
Parks And Recreational Departments will be decreasing parking access to all downtown, district and neighborhood parks to increase physical distancing by park and trail users. The department will also be converting the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake to one way.
While the city adds more signage, gate closures, barricades and regular patrols will remind the community of parking closures, the rangers will continue to educate and push for compliance.
The following PARD facilities and grounds remain closed:
- All recreation centers
- All cultural centers
- All museums
- All senior centers
- All aquatic facilities
- Barking Springs/spillway below Barton Springs Pool
- All golf courses. Golf walking is not allowed as of April 6.
- All tennis centers
- All playgrounds
- Zilker Botanical Garden
- Zilker Caretaker House
- Old Bakery & Emporium
- All special event facilities
- Emma Long Metropolitan Park campsites
- Park amenities including, but not limited to: basketball courts, tennis courts, skate parks, playgrounds, disc golf courses, exercise equipment and pavilions.
The Hill Country Conservancy is now offering virtual tours of guided hikes through their website and social media outlets.
Ways to Help
Eat Local. Shop Local. Keep supporting our local businesses by partaking in curbside services, tipping via Venmo.
Support local artists by purchasing their merchandise or records.
Support local charities, organizations, volunteer virtually and check in on elderly and sick neighbors.
Life During COVID-19
We are all doing our best to stay optimistic and remain positive. Some things have changed during this Pandemic, some things are exactly the same and there are a few we'll never forget.
We are grateful for the sunshine here in Austin, to live and exist in a supported community and to be able to help each other in this time of uncertainty. We hope you Stay Home, Stay Safe and Healthy!
Please let us know if we can help you in any way.