Information from governmental sources:
Data updated 6/1
- Dashboard of case counts in Texas with tabs for additional data
- Dashboard for hospitalizations and positivity in Texas Texas positivity (7-day average) 5.44%
- Dashboard for Travis County (mobile version) positivity (including viral and antibody tests) 6.03%
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*Testing includes both viral and antibody tests.
Travis County Trends (7-day averages)
- Texas Department of Health and Human Services – links to resources and information
- Texas Health Trace – With this app, you can learn about your risks with a Self-Checker and report exposure to COVID-19 or view COVID-19 test collection sites.
- Governor’s Office Coronavirus News and Resources links to all current Executive Orders
- Proclamation opening water parks, mall food courts, and driver’s ed. 5/26 NEW
- Extended re-openings guidelines, summary
- May 18 – child care centers, youth clubs and sports, personal care services, gyms, manufacturers, offices
- May 22 – bars, bowling alleys, zoos and natural exhibits
- May 31 – day youth camps, overnight youth camps, professional sports with spectators
- Executive Order 24 – re-opens travel without quarantine from some locations, ends Executive Order 20
- Executive Order 23 – Phase II Re-opening
- Executive Order 22 eliminates jail time for breaking executive order restrictions. 5/7
- Executive Order 21 Texas to allow hair salons (one customer at a time) and pools (25% occupancy) to open Friday, May 8. Offices with 5 or fewer people or 25% of the workforce, manufacturers at 25% capacity, and gyms to open May 18. 5/5
Austin/Travis County Health and City of Austin
- Austin and Travis County issue new Stay-Home Work-Safe orders:
- Austin Travis County – COVID19 – list of current orders, dashboard, links to resources and information
- Animal Services will begin offering adoption of dogs to the general public via appointment beginning Friday, May 8. Austin Animal Center
- Austin Parks and Recreation Department is monitoring capacity at Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, and Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. Online registration for a park pass will be available beginning May 14.
- Help available through Austin/Travis County
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC Coronavirus page
- CDC Situation Summary – CDC recommends face coverings and continued social distancing.
- CDC Guidelines for re-opening schools, workplaces, camps, child care programs, mass transit systems, restaurants and bars, and places of worship
- COVID Symptoms (CDC)
- Prevent the spread
- How the coronavirus spreads
- What to do if you are sick
- How to care for someone who is sick
- Testing information – different types of tests
- Self-Assessment to Get Tested; how the portal works
- Drive-Thru Screening Locations in Texas (Tx DSHS) (4/30)
- FDA COVID-19 FAQs – information about testing, blood supply, drug therapies, and more
- Serological Test Accuracy and Usefulness The FDA has stated that not all available serological tests have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) at this time, but the list is growing. EUA means the test validation has been reviewed by the FDA. The FDA addressed concerns about test accuracy in an April 18 statement.
- FDA requirement for antibody test data proving accuracy to be submitted within 10 days. 5/4
- CommUnityCare is offering testing without appointment or referral.
- Opening up America Again (April 16) Phased opening should begin after
- symptoms and cases have declined for 14 days,
- hospitals can treat all patients needing it without crisis care,
- the state is able to test everyone who is symptomatic,
- the state can trace contacts,
- the state has sufficient personal protective equipment for health care workers, and
- the state has a plan to protect health and safety in work and transit situations.
- Federal News and Resources
- Senator Ted Cruz
- Senator John Cornyn
- Congressman Roger Williams
- Representative Donna Howard and Facebook page
- Representative Vikki Goodwin and Facebook page
- Mayor Adler