Updated 3/28/20 5pm

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Governor’s Office

Austin/Travis County Health and City of Austin

Guidelines for the public (link)

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick, avoid touching your face, wash hands frequently, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and dispose of it, and stay home if sick.
  • High-risk individuals should avoid crowds. This includes (persons over 65, people with chronic health conditions, and people with a sick member in their household.
  • If you have symptoms of respiratory illness including cough, fever, and shortness of breath, contact your health care provider. It is important to call ahead before arriving at a clinic, urgent care, or emergency department to avoid potential spread.

Advice if you have had contact with an individual who has COVID-19

  • Any individual who is aware of close unprotected contact (within 6 feet) of an individual with COVID-19 should stay home and monitor their temperature and symptoms for 14 days.
  • Individuals aware they have been in the same room, but not within six feet, of an individual with COVID-19 should self-monitor their temperature and symptoms for 14 days, avoid close gatherings where they cannot maintain 6 feet of separation from others, including mass transit and air travel.
  • Individuals exposed to a case who become symptomatic, including with a cough and/or fever, should stay home and contact their primary care provider or telemedicine provider for advice and assessment of testing priority with Austin Public Health.
  • Anyone who is feeling ill – even if they are not aware of any contact with a COVID-19 case – should also stay at home.

Getting Tested (Baylor, Scott & White)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

What may happen

  • More cases are likely to be identified in the US in the coming days, including more instances of community spread.
  • CDC expects widespread transmission and exposure.
  • To prevent large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time, mass gatherings should be canceled or postponed.

National Guidelines

Westlake Hills



  • Eanes ISD has cancelled classes until April 5. (March 16)
  • Eanes taking first steps toward remote operations (March 23)