City of Austin and Travis County Orders extended through December 15.
Austin, Texas – Today, August 14, 2020, the City of Austin and Travis County are taking steps to prevent further spread of COVID-19 by extending the Stay Home, Mask and Otherwise Be Safe Order through December 15.
Austin’s new Order extends existing requirements for face coverings, social distancing and limiting gatherings. It also extends development application deadlines to March 15, 2021 and changes nursing home standards to comply with new state guidelines allowing for some visitation. Lastly, the Austin order stipulates that each school that offers instruction to students in one or more grades, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, must follow the phased-in approach in Exhibit E (image below) unless it will result in a loss of funding from the Texas Education Agency.
City of Austin Order Exhibit E
Both the Austin and Travis County Orders be found on the Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Orders and Rules page.
“We are not out of the woods,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “COVID-19 infectivity is still too high – especially in the Hispanic community. We need to work together to get infectivity down across our entire city. If we want to stay safe and reopen, we must keep social distancing, washing our hands and wearing our masks.”
For more information and updates about COVID-19, visit AustinTexas.gov/COVID19.