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City and county extend stay-at-home orders

Friday, December 18, 2020 by Katy McElroy

On Dec. 15, Travis County and the city of Austin extended the Stay Home, Mask and Otherwise Be Safe Order through Feb. 16, 2021. This measure is intended to prevent further spread of Covid-19. Additionally, the Austin-Travis County health authority has extended the Health Authority Rules through Apr. 15, 2021, and included additional updates. The county and city orders extend existing requirements for face coverings, social distancing and limiting gatherings, and add quarantine requirements that are consistent with the updated Austin Public Health quarantine guidelines. Additionally, the rules define “high-risk individuals” and “high-risk settings,” and now include dine-in or indoor food or beverage service requirements. The full text of these orders and rules can be found on the Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Orders and Rules page. Bookmark AustinTexas.gov/COVID19 to stay up to date on the latest Austin Covid-19 information.

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