COVID-19 in Austin
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading from person to person. Learn more about COVID-19 here.
Austin-Travis County is in Stage 4
This means that residents should:
- Practice good hygiene (wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes)
- Wear a mask
- Stay home if sick
- Avoid sick people
- Avoid non-essential travel
Businesses are recommended to operate at up to 25-50% capacity.
Get more information on the risk-based guidelines here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are available after receiving an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and additional vaccines are undergoing clinical trials.
Austin Public Health is currently using the Moderna vaccine. Because supply is limited, vaccination is happening in phases. Currently we are vaccinating people who qualify for Phase 1A and Phase 1B
COVID-19 Testing Information
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate and take an online assessment to register for a free test. You can take the assessment for yourself or a loved one. Get more information on COVID-19 testing in Austin, or go right to the online assessment. Call the Austin Public Health medical hotline at 512-972-5560 if you need assistance completing the online assessment.