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COVID-19 Information

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FREE PUBLIC COVID-19 TESTING NOW AVAILABLE ​

Are you experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? Click the button below to use this online assessment to pre-register for FREE testing for you or a loved one. Schedule a no-cost, drive-through COVID-19 test at a local Austin Public Health facility. ​Please note that at this time, Austin Public Health testing sites are drive-through only. You must be in a vehicle to be tested at these sites.

Click the Take a Self-Assessment Button to Begin Registration

  • Answer a few questions to see if you are eligible for testing. Eligibility is determined by symptoms and individual risk factors.
  • If you are eligible, you can sign up for testing at a drive-through location.
  • You will receive confirmation of your appointment. Go to your appointment to be tested for COVID-19. Your results will be available online in 3-4 days.
  • If you need to be tested and do not have access to a vehicle, please contact for other options.

Dashboards

COVID-19 Tracking Digital Dashboard

Key Indicators for Staging Dashboard

Dashboard data will be updated every day at 6 p.m.

Please call 3-1-1 (512-974-2000) with questions or .


福气快三彩票Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading from person to person. The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

Austin Public Health Response

福气快三彩票Austin Public Health is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and regional public health and healthcare agencies. APH has developed a five-phase plan to coordinate COVID-19 response activities.

  • Phase 1: Persons Under Monitoring
  • Phase 2: Persons Under Investigation (Testing in Progress)
  • Phase 3: Confirmed Case(s) (No Person-to-Person Spread)
  • Phase 4: Limited Person-to-Person Spread (Close/Household Contacts)
  • Phase 5: Sustained Person-to-Person Spread in the Community

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

APH has also activated our Department Operations Center to allow for enhanced response coordination, provided symptom monitoring for residents returning to Austin/Travis County from travel abroad, and provided prevention messaging to health care professionals, businesses, schools, and the general public. Additionally, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center (ATCEOC) has been activated.

Clusters

Austin Public Health is defining a cluster as three or more positive cases of COVID-19 at a single location.

As of June 12th, Austin Public Health was or is actively investigating clusters of cases at 20 long-term care facilities in Austin-Travis County. The cluster locations below are divided into quadrants by IH-35 and the Colorado River.

  • Northwest - 5 clusters    
  • Northeast - 0 clusters    
  • Southwest - 14 clusters    
  • Southeast - 1 clusters

福气快三彩票A table breakdown of case numbers associated with nursing home and other long-term care facilities with clusters can be seen below. This data is current as of June 23rd. Facilities A-H, J, N-O, R, U-W, Y-Z, and BB have been cleared by public health officials.

 

Expert Advisory Panel

福气快三彩票An has been formed consisting of more than a dozen physicians from around the community. They include experts in infectious diseases, pediatrics, emergency medicine and internal medicine, as well as physicians from higher education and public schools. The panel is working on recommendations and guidance regarding mitigation and prevention strategies for mass gatherings.

City of Austin Facility Closures/State of Texas Waivers

A number of City of Austin facilities have changed operations or are closed (PDF)福气快三彩票. This list will be updated as other facilities close or reopen.

The Governor of Texas has published , and has issued numerous waivers to help alleviate the impacts of COVID-19. The Office of Governor provides a regarding the current waivers in place.


Control Orders and Emergency Rules

福气快三彩票A number of control orders and emergency rules have been introduced mandating specified actions aimed at slowing the spread and reducing the impact of COVID-19.

Current Orders

Stay Home, Mask, And Otherwise Be Safe - June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Dashboard Software Update Scheduled for Friday, June 26 - June 25, 2020

Gatherings of Individuals Order (Travis County) - June 25, 2020

Stay Home, Mask and Otherwise Be Safe (Austin) - June 22, 2020

Mandatory Health and Safety Policies for Commercial Entities (Travis County) - June 18, 2020

Mandatory Health and Safety Policies for Business Employees and Patrons (Austin) - June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines and Order (Stay Home, Save Lives), (Austin) - June 15, 2020

(Travis County) - June 15, 2020

Order Relating to Extension of Vacate Notices (Travis County) - June 11, 2020

Order Relating to Extension of Vacate Notices (Austin) - May 7, 2020

Updated Order of Control Measures for Vulnerable Populations at Long-Term Care Facilities and/or Nursing Homes - April 20, 2020

Order of Control for Mass Gatherings and Critical Infrastructure (Austin) − March 21, 2020 

Order of Control for Mass Gatherings and Critical Infrastructure (Travis County) − March 21, 2020 

Order of Control for Bars, Restaurants, and Gatherings (Austin) - March 20, 2020

Order of Control for Bars, Restaurants, and Gatherings (Travis County) - March 20, 2020

Order of Control Measures for Healthcare Facilities (Austin) − March 13, 2020

Resolution to Ratify Declaration of Local State of Disaster福气快三彩票 (Austin) − March 12, 2020

Previous Orders

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Austin) - May 29, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Austin) - May 8, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Travis County) - May 8, 2020

Order Relating to Extension of Vacate Notices (Travis County) - May 7, 2020

 - May 5, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Austin) - April 13, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Travis County) - April 13, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe: Supplemental Guidance Based on Executive Order No.GA-14 - April 2, 2020

Mayoral Order Impacting Commercial and Residential Landlords and Tenants (Austin)  - March 26, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe: Guidance for the Construction Industry (Austin) − March 24, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Austin) − March 24, 2020 

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Travis County) − March 24, 2020 

(Texas) - March 19, 2020

Order of Control for Bars and Restaurants (Austin) − March 17, 2020

Order of Control for Mass and Community Gatherings (Austin) − March 15, 2020

Order of Control for Mass and Community Gatherings (Travis County) − March 15, 2020

Food Establishment Rules (Austin)− March 13, 2020

Order of Control Measures for nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities (Austin) − March 11, 2020

City of Austin local state of disaster / Travis County local state of disaster − March 6, 2020


Recent News

Revised Austin-Travis County Orders Prohibit Outdoor Gatherings of More Than 100 People - June 26, 2020

Nursing home testing shows low positivity rate for both residents and staff at facilities with no known outbreak - June 25, 2020

Austin-Travis County Urges Caution, Requirement of Face Coverings as Number of COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise - June 23, 2020

City Launches Campaign to Connect Volunteers and Donors to Local Organizations Responding to COVID-19 - June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Dashboard Software Update Scheduled for Thursday, June 18 - June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Options Expand in Austin-Travis County - June 17, 2020

Austin-Travis County enters into Stage 4福气快三彩票 - June 15, 2020

- June 11, 2020

- June 5, 2020

Austin Public Health makes changes to how recovered cases are determined - June 4, 2020

Measures Planned to Address Impact of COVID-19 On Vulnerable Populations - June 2, 2020

See All News

Austin Public Health rolls out New Key Indicators for Staging Dashboard - May 29, 2020

City of Austin Extends “Stay Home-Work Safe” Order Adding the Governor’s Additional Reopenings Exceptions - May 29, 2020

Several City of Austin Departments to Resume with Modified Operations - May 29, 2020

Local City, County and Health Officials Announce Guidelines to Reopen Local Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - May 28, 2020

Austin Public Health Helps Expand COVID-19 Testing in Central TexasMay 20, 2020

Austin Public Health to Improve COVID-19 Case Tracker Dashboard with Updates - May 16, 2020

 - May 13, 2020

Austin-Travis County Leaders Urge Community to Continue Fight Against COVID-19 - May 8, 2020

Austin Public Health makes changes to how recovered cases are determined - June 4, 2020

Measures Planned to Address Impact of COVID-19 On Vulnerable Populations - June 2, 2020

Austin Public Health rolls out New Key Indicators for Staging Dashboard - May 29, 2020

City of Austin Extends “Stay Home-Work Safe” Order Adding the Governor’s Additional Reopenings Exceptions - May 29, 2020

Several City of Austin Departments to Resume with Modified Operations - May 29, 2020

Local City, County and Health Officials Announce Guidelines to Reopen Local Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - May 28, 2020

Austin Public Health Helps Expand COVID-19 Testing in Central TexasMay 20, 2020

Austin Public Health to Improve COVID-19 Case Tracker Dashboard with Updates - May 16, 2020

 - May 13, 2020

Austin-Travis County Leaders Urge Community to Continue Fight Against COVID-19 - May 8, 2020

Further Modifications to City Operations During COVID-19 CrisisMay 7, 2020

Austin-Travis County “Stay Home-Work Safe” Orders Remain in Effect, now with some Reopened Services - May 4, 2020

City of Austin Shares Guidance on New Statewide Orders, Assistance Available for Identifying Occupant Loads for Reopened Businesses - May 1, 2020

Neighborhood Housing Department Issues $1.2M in Rental Assistance to Be Administered by Austin Housing Authority - May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Capabilities Continue to Expand Throughout Austin-Travis County - April 27, 2020

Online Austin Public Testing Enrollment Form Now Live - April 23, 2020

City of Austin Launches Emergency Assistance Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 - April 22, 2020

Austin Public Health Announces Social Service Agencies to Distribute RISE Funds - April 21, 2020

Updated Control Order Issued for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities - April 20, 2020

Cluster Information Released to Strengthen Fight Against COVID-19 - April 19, 2020

Austin-Travis County Announcing COVID-19 Public Testing Enrollment Form - April 17, 2020

Food Distribution Launched for People Experiencing Homelessness - April 16, 2020

Social Services Agencies Can Now Apply for Relief In a State of Emergency (RISE) Funds - April 15, 2020

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Warn Central Texas Notification System Reminds Everyone to Stay Home, Stay Safe this Holiday Weekend - April 10, 2020

City Council approves Relief in a State of Emergency Fund to provide immediate and direct relief for vulnerable Austinites - April 10, 2020

Surge Plan Developed to Treat COVID-19 Patients if Hospitals are Overwhelmed - April 8, 2020

Places of Worship in Austin-Travis County Observe Local Stay-at-Home Plea - April 7, 2020

 - April 7, 2020

Austin-Travis County Adopts CDC Guidelines Regarding Public Use Fabric Face Coverings - April 5, 2020

- April 4, 2020

Clarification for Statewide Issued Protocols to Essential Services and Activities - April 2, 2020

‘Be A Lot Safer If You Did’ Campaign Urges College Students to Stay Home, Stay Safe - April 2, 2020

Health Authorities Continue to Stress the Importance of Stay at Home & Social Distancing Guidelines - April 1, 2020 

Investigation underway after young travelers return from a spring break trip then test positive for COVID-19 - March 31, 2020 

“ATX for ATX” Campaign to Capture Stories of Strength and Resilience during COVID-19 Crisis - March 30, 2020

Isolation Facilities Set Up to Help Shelter Nursing Home Patients with COVID-19 - March 30, 2020 

Austin Community Steps Up to Help Feed Struggling Families during COVID-19 Crisis - March 28, 2020 

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