Travis County

Monday, May 18, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County plans for 75% of eligible county employees to telework permanently

Currently, 2,300 employees of Travis County telecommute to their jobs. Most of these newly minted teleworkers started working from home following the Stay Home-Work Safe orders issued by the city and county on March 24.Now the county is exploring ways…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County approves nursing home emergency staffing

People who live or work in nursing homes and senior living centers are some of the hardest hit by Covid-19. Austin Public Health has said both staff and residents are particularly vulnerable to the virus with 17 percent of the…

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County directs $10M toward small business grant program

Despite the federal government authorizing $659 billion in small business aid, many small enterprises in Travis County are still in need of funds in order to survive the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. To help those business owners, the Travis County…

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County Commissioners Court looks toward economic recovery solutions

The financial figures representing the economic repercussions of self-isolation and shuttered businesses are beginning to surface in Travis County.Diana Ramirez, the director of Travis County’s Economic Development & Strategic Investments, told the Commissioners Court on April 7 that although local…

Friday, March 13, 2020 by Jimmy Maas

Rodeo Austin, Luck Reunion are the latest events called off in Austin over coronavirus concerns

Rodeo Austin and Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion will not be held this spring. Organizers received word from Travis County officials Thursday that the public health risk was too great.There will also be no fans at Austin sporting events for the…

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County Commissioners Court extends emergency disaster declaration

Following the local disaster declaration last Friday, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously extended the county’s disaster declaration in light of ongoing concerns about public health risks associated with COVID-19. This state of emergency will continue indefinitely or until the…

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