Stay Home - Work Safe Order for Austin
"Austin Issues Stay-At-Home Order To Help Stop Coronavirus Spread. The City of Austin has issued an order for residents to stay at home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and lasts until at least April 13." -KUT.org
What does this mean?
All non-essential businesses are to close and employees must work from home.
What is an essential business?
Grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, hardware and supply stores, laundromats, gas stations, news media, charitable organizations, critical trades (plumbers, electricians, pool cleaners, public works), mail and delivery, restaurants who prepare and serve food but only for delivery or carry out, caregivers, transportation (aircraft, uber/lyft for essential activities), legal, accounting, real estate services and IT vendors, hotels/motels, funeral homes, residential/commercial moving services, private and public educational institutions, and childcare facilities. Click here for the full list and detailed report.
How many people can gather?
Public and private gathering are prohibited outside of a single household.
What can I leave my house for?
- Safety and health - this includes doctor and veterinarian visits
- Supplies and services - groceries and pet supplies
- Certain types of work - essential business, government service or critical infrastructure
Can I go outside?
Yes - you can engage in outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, biking, and running as long as individuals remain 6 foot from one another.
Can I travel?
Yes, but only for essential business work, necessary supplies, government service, and to take care of others (family member or pet in another household)
What happens if I violate the terms?
Violating the order is a class C misdemeanor and could carry a fine of up to $1,000.
For those individuals and household members testing positive for COVID-19 there is a separate protocol. Please download Mayer Adlers full report here for more specific details.