Health & Human Services

Monday, November 30, 2020 by Audrey McGlinchy

Austin Public Health urges people who gathered for Thanksgiving to get tested and stay home

Austin Public Health officials are asking people who traveled for the holiday or celebrated Thanksgiving indoors with people from outside their household to stay home for a week and get tested for Covid-19 within the next few days. “It is…

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by Trey Shaar

Austin health officials plead with residents to stay home for Thanksgiving

Local health officials are hoping people will heed the warnings about gatherings outside the household this week to avoid a repeat of what happened after other holidays this year. Most coronavirus numbers are still moving in the wrong direction in…

Friday, November 20, 2020 by Jerry Quijano

Austin area moves to Stage 4 Covid-19 risk guidelines

Lee esta historia en espaƱol. Austin is now under Stage 4 coronavirus risk guidelines, interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott announced Thursday, following an increase in hospitalizations and cases. Under these guidelines, the public is urged to avoid…

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Aiden Snasdell

Austin’s HIV Planning Council takes on an epidemic amid a pandemic

This year has presented unique challenges to the HIV Planning Council, leading to new ways of delivering medication, virtual doctor visits and a newfound emphasis on mental health services. The HIV Planning Council is a group of volunteers appointed by…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Andrew Weber

Officials say Austin will see a second Covid-19 surge, unless people recommit to social distancing

Health officials are pleading with Austinites to avoid gatherings and get tested for Covid-19 as cases and hospitalizations approach the same levels seen in June, right before the first surge. Over the past month, the Austin area doubled its moving…

Friday, November 6, 2020 by Andrew Weber

Austin’s seeing its highest Covid cases since August. Most of those cases are among younger people.

Active Covid-19 cases in Austin have hit their highest levels since August, a rise Austin Public Health officials have largely pinned on 20- to 39-year-olds. In an announcement Thursday morning, health officials said more than half of positive tests in…

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