Communicable / Infectious Disease Safety Recommendations
Recommendations for preventing the spread of communicable and infectious disease include:
- Being fully clothed and avoiding skin-to-skin contact with strangers.
- Limiting close and or/intimate contact to people you know.
- Close contact includes sharing items like drinks and blankets.
- Wearing well-fitting masks in close quarters when social distancing isn’t possible to reduce sharing mouth/nasal fluids.
- Washing your hands and use hand sanitation often.
- Staying home if you feel sick.
Health & Safety Form
Austin Public Health has updated the Health & Safety Form. Beginning November 1, 2023, all Tier 3 & 4 special events, as well as those Tier 2 events lasting four or more hours where alcohol, food, or beverages are being served require completion of the Health and Safety Form and receipt of payment of $265.00 for its review.
Submitting a completed Health & Safety Form is a requirement for special event application approval, where applicable. Submit your Health & Safety Plan using the APH Health & Safety online form.
Archived Guidance for Reference Only
- Bringing Events Back: Safety Guide for Special Events & Venues (English PDF)
- Reopening Every Venue Safely (REVS) Austin Best Practices for Music Venues (English PDF)
- Moving and Stationary Event Guidance (English PDF)
- Food and Beverage Service Guidance (English PDF)
- Drive-In Concert Guidance (English PDF)
- Car Parade Guidance (English PDF)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on guidance or for support with your special events application.
Vaccine Support & Mobile Vaccine for Events
Event organizers and their staff can get vaccinated before an event. Organizers can register to co-host a mobile vaccine event. Complete the Austin Public Health Mobile Vaccination Request Form to request a pop-up vaccination clinic at least one month before the event to help staff and volunteers be fully vaccinated prior to the event.
Vaccinations are free and require neither identification nor insurance. Residents can locate providers in their area using Vaccines.gov or they can text their zip code to 438829 (822862 in Spanish) to find a nearby clinic.
Gatherings on City Parkland and Park Facilities
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) continues to consult with public health authorities regarding park use. The use of picnic sites, event buildings, or special event sites occur based on the reopening guidelines for specific sites. For more information on current PARD facility operations, visit austintexas.gov/parkclosures.
Events on City parkland require a separate park permit and reservation. Please contact the PARD Office of Special Events at email@example.com and consult the information on the PARD Special Events Policies & Procedures webpage.
Resources and More Information
If you have questions about your event application or future plans, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule a remote meeting with you.