On May 8th, Travis County Judge Eckhardt and Mayor Steve Adler extended the Stay Home-Work Safe orders. The City’s orders (Stay Home Work Safe Order Extension) are in place through May 30th, 2020. From the Mayor’s office, here is some important information about the extended orders:

• Stay home except for essential activities, essential businesses, and services reopened by the Governor’s Order GA-21
• Face coverings are required when outside your home if you’re over 6 years old, with some exceptions
• Do not gather with people outside of your household. Non-essential businesses and non-essential activities including social gatherings are not allowed, with some exceptions
• Continue to practice excellent hygiene. Keep a 6 feet physical distance between you and members outside your household, wear a face covering, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and disinfect frequently touched services.

The number of confirmed cases in Austin and Travis County is now 2071, up from 1683 last Friday. For more city resources relating to COVID-19, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19. Free testing for the public is now available. You can take the self-assessment to register here.

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