Model of Coronavirus

COVID-19 Information

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This dashboard will be updated daily by 6 p.m. using data from 4 p.m. that day.

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

This Austin-Travis County data will be updated daily. To view the case count for Texas, visit Texas DSHS.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.

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. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Austin Public Health Response

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.

Expert Advisory Panel

An Expert Advisory Panel 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 been closed (PDF). This list will be updated as other facilities close or reopen.

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


Control Orders and Emergency Rules

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 - 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 

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 

Executive Order relating to COVID-19 Preparedness and Mitigation (Texas) − March 19, 2020

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

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

Resolution to Ratify Declaration of Local State of Disaster (Austin) − March 12, 2020

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

Previous Orders

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

Executive Order relating to COVID-19 Preparedness and Mitigation (Texas) - March 19, 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

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

Recent News

Austin-Travis County Creates a Social Service Branch for Emergency Response Efforts - April 04, 2020

Clarification for Statewide Issued Protocols to Essential Services and Activities - April 02, 2020

‘Be A Lot Safer If You Did’ Campaign Urges College Students to Stay Home, Stay Safe - April 02, 2020

Health Authorities Continue to Stress the Importance of Stay at Home & Social Distancing Guidelines - April 01, 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 

See All News

Austin Public Health Announces First COVID-19 Related Death - March 27, 2020

Austin Public Health Launches COVID-19 Case Tracker Dashboard - March 26, 2020

Austin-Travis County Responds to Preliminary COVID-19 Modeling Data from the University of Texas - March 26, 2020

ATCEMS medic tests positive for COVID-19 - March 25, 2020

‘Stay at Home’ Orders Announced to Further Contain the Spread of COVID-19 - March 24, 2020

New Order Urges Businesses to Take Further Action on COVID-19 - March 21, 2020

COVID-19: Small Businesses Can Apply for up to $2M in Federal Disaster Assistance Loans - March 21, 2020

New Orders to Align COVID-19 Restrictions Statewide - March 20, 2020

Individuals Urged to Monitor Health and Take Temperature to Protect Community from COVID-19 - March 20, 2020

Austin Transportation facilitates food pick-ups amid COVID-19 dine-in closures - March 19, 2020

Austin-Travis County Ramps Up COVID-19 Testing Capacity - March 18, 2020

Austin-Travis County Offers Help for Residents and Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak - March 17, 2020

Fight to Contain COVID-19 Stepped Up with Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants and Bars - March 17, 2020

Modifications to City operations due to COVID-19 - March 15, 2020

Gatherings of 250+ People Banned to Help Tackle COVID-19 - March 14, 2020

New Advice for Individuals Aware of Contact with COVID-19 Cases - March 14, 2020

Organizers Urged to Cancel Events and Restaurants Mandated to Boost Sanitation to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 - March 13, 2020

Two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Austin-Travis County - March 13, 2020

Control Order Issued to Combat Spread of COVID-19 among Vulnerable Populations - March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Special Events in Austin-Travis County - March 9, 2020

Elevated COVID-19 Concerns Prompt New Precautions - March 6, 2020

4:30 p.m. March 5: Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Update - March 5, 2020