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Austin-Travis County is currently in stage 5

Austin-Travis County is currently in Stage 5. For more information, read the COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines.

 

Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to prove to be safe and effective. Unvaccinated individuals are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Travis County and Austin Public Health mobile vaccine clinics offer 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster shots. The consent of a parent or guardian is required for anyone under 18, and the parent or guardian must be present. Please check the type of vaccine and age availability for each clinic listed below. Appointments are not required. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone.

 

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*The vaccination sites are closed to press. While vaccinations are occurring, each site is considered to be a hospital with patients and only authorized visits are allowed. Agencies listed for each location (Austin Public Health or Travis County) is the only entity that can authorize admittance.

 

Testing

If you’re feeling ill and experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of your vaccination status or prior infection.

Testing is available at sites around Austin including pharmacies, hospitals, and urgent care centers, as well as the following Austin Public Health options:

Save wait time on-site and confirm test availability for a given day by registering/scheduling your appointment online.

George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center (Walk-In Site)

  • 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, Texas 78744
  • Tuesday–Saturday 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Travis County Exposition Center (Drive-Through Site)

  • 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, Texas 78724
  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Testing is available with or without an appointment. However, scheduling an appointment is recommended to save time on-site and confirm test availability for a given day. Schedule online at http://covid19.austintexas.gov or by calling 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000. As with all APH testing sites, the services are free.

In-Home Testing

In-home testing is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home testing units allow medical professionals to administer tests in the patient’s home. This type of testing is ideal for anyone with mobility issues, underlying health issues, or those lacking transportation within the Austin-Travis County area. Call the Austin Public Health nurse hotline at 512-972-5560 to sign up for a home test.

 

Surveillance Dashboard

Austin Public Health's Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance program tracks confirmed cases and conducts detailed case investigation to determine additional details such as symptom onset and demographics. This information is compiled and displayed in this tracking digital dashboard.

Dashboard data will be updated every weekday in the early afternoon.

 

County Orders

  • May 27, 2021 – Today, Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed Travis County Judge Order No. 2021-06 Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19. The purpose of this updated order is not to change the time periods and conditions set forth in Order 2021-04, but to clarify the definition of when a landlord has exhausted all Rental Assistance Remedies.

    For those who continue to struggle to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they may find rental assistance at:

  • May 21, 2021 – Today, Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed County Judge Order 2021-05. With this order:

    1. Travis County and Travis County facilities shall follow the recommendations and guidance  by the Austin Travis County Health Authority dated May 21, 2021, except as provided for and as authorized by law for certain entities to adopt their own rules like courts and correctional facilities (including but not limited to Travis County Jail, Travis County Correctional Complex, and Central Booking).
    2. It is recommended that:
      1. Individuals get vaccinated and encourage others to get vaccinated. This will help us reach herd immunity to benefit our entire community.
      2. Be COVID Wise – It is recommended that individuals wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Getting fully vaccinated, wearing a mask, and maintaining at least 3 feet of distance provides the highest level of protection from COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.
      3. Individuals follow the CDC guidance at home and at your place of employment.

  • February 16, 2021 – Today, Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed County Judge Order 2021-02; Relating to the COVID-19 Community Restrictions. Effective as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and continuing through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021 unless extended, modified, or terminated early by the Travis County Judge.

  • December 23, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed Judge Order 2020-23, Relating to Stage 5 COVID-19 Community Restrictions. This order is a supplement to the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” County orders that were updated on Dec. 15. The orders take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2020 and will be in effect until Jan. 11, 2021.

  • December 17, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed County Judge Order No. 2020-22, Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19. This order is effective immediately and continues through February 1, 2021, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.

  • December 15, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed County Judge Order 2020-21; Relating to the COVID-19 Community Restrictions. Effective as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020 and continuing through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021 unless extended, modified, or terminated early by the Travis County Judge.

  • September 30, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe signed County Judge Order No. 2020-19, Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19. This order is effective immediately and continues through December 31, 2020, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.

    Additionally, last week, the Travis County Justices of the Peace signed an order that also addresses eviction proceedings.

  • August 14, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe signed County Judge Order 2020-16; Relating to the COVID-19 Community Restrictions. Effective as of 12:00 a.m., Sunday, August 16, 2020 and continuing through 11 :59 p.m. on December 15, 2020 unless extended. This Order:

    • Extends the local disaster declaration and public health emergency for Travis County.
    • Extends prohibition of any gatherings that exceed 10 people, except as permitted by the Governor’s Proclamation and Orders.
    • Extends requirement for every person in Travis County to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space whenever not feasible to maintain six (6) feet of social distancing from persons outside one’s household.

    To report commercial entities violating the County Judge’s order, please fill out our Report a Hazard/County Order Violation form.

  • July 22, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe has issued County Judge Order No. 2020-15 Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19. This order extends the prohibition of eviction proceedings to September 30th unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.

  • July 9, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe signed County Judge Order 2020-14; Relating to the COVID-19 Community Restrictions. Effective as of 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2020 unless extended. This Order:

    • Continues the local disaster declaration and public health emergency for Travis County.
    • Prohibits any gatherings that exceed 10 people, except as permitted by the Governor’s Proclamation and Orders.
    • Requires every person in Travis County to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space whenever not feasible to maintain six (6) feet of social distancing from persons outside one’s household.

    To report commercial entities violating the County Judge’s order, please fill out our Report a Hazard/County Order Violation form.

  • June 25, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe signed County Judge Order 2020-13; Relating to the Declaration regarding COVID-19. Effective as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 unless extended, modified or terminated early, any outdoor gatherings that exceed 100 people are PROHIBITED except as permitted by the Governor’s Order GA-26. Individuals shall not socialize in groups of more than 10 people, unless individuals are members of the same household or residence and except to the extent permitted by the Governor’s Orders. Within any group of ten (10) people or less, individuals should, to the extent possible, wear face coverings and minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household.

    To report commercial entities violating the County Judge’s order, please fill out our Report a Hazard/County Order Violation form.

  • June 18, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe has signed County Judge Order 2020-12; Relating to the Declaration regarding COVID-19. Effective as of 11:59 on Thursday, June 18, 2020, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2020 unless extended, modified or terminated early, all commercial entities in Travis County that provide goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy related to COVID-19. The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees and visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.

    To report commercial entities violating the County Judge’s order, please fill out our Report a Hazard/County Order Violation form.

  • June 15, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe has issued COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines and Order 2020-11.

  • June 11, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe has issued County Judge Order No. 2020-10 Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19. This order extends the prohibition of eviction proceedings to July 25th unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order

  • May 8, 2020 – Today, Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt issued two orders:

    County Judge Order 2020-8: STAY HOME ORDER CONSISTENT WITH AND GUIDANCE BEYOND GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    County Judge Order No. 2020-9: Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19

    Both of these orders were created with the input of the Opening Central Texas for Business Task Force. See their recommendations for opening Central Texas for business.

  • April 13, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has signed Order No. 2020-7. This order extends the previous Stay Home, Work Safe order and adds requirements for Face Coverings. The Order is effective 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2020, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent order.

  • April 10, 2020 – Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has issued County Judge Order No. 2020-6: Relating to Notices to Vacate, Eviction Proceedings in response to COVID-19, which is effective immediately until May 8, 2020, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent Order.

  • Updated March 24, 2020 - Order by the County Judge of Travis County

    • The newly signed order by Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt instructs Travis County residents to Stay Home and Work Safe. Health professionals have told us we have to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a strain on our hospitals and resources. While this order may be inconvenient, it is necessary for the greater good. If you have any concerns or complaints concerning the order by the County Judge related to COVID-19, please fill out our Report a Hazard/County Order Violation form.

  • March 24, 2020 - The City of Austin has issued a Public Health Order requiring individuals to remain in place at home, with exceptions for essential work and activities. When conducting an allowed activity, people must maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing. Find out What You Need to Know.

    Travis County Judge Order No. 2020-5

  • March 17, 2020 - Travis County Judge Order No. 2020-2

  • March 14, 2020 - Gatherings of 250+ People Banned to Help Tackle COVID-19. View the City of Austin's Mayor's Orders

    Travis County Judge Order No. 2020-1

 

More Resources

 

For questions that can’t be answered by what is online, please feel free to call 3-1-1 if you are inside the Austin city limits or 512-974-2000 if you are outside of the Austin city limits.

 

 

 

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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