The City of Austin’s COVID-19 Information for Businesses and Industries provides detailed explanations for how industries and businesses comply with local and state orders. ​

Each business must determine if they are deemed essential based on the guidance provided. The City of Austin is not providing individual businesses legal advice on whether their business should remain open or close during this time.​

Enforcement of COVID-19 Orders​

Currently the City of Austin’s primary focus is on education, voluntary compliance and individual personal responsibility to help stop the spread of this disease. ​

City of Austin Code, Fire and Police are responding to complaints about businesses in violation of this Order. Repeat offenders could be fined a maximum of $1,000 per offence and up to 180 days jail time or both.