Policy Summary

Section 3(d) provides exemptions to the general prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people where social distancing cannot be maintained. Exemptions include, e.g., "homeless shelters, homeless encampments, and any nonprofit community establishment, whether part of or separate from a homeless shelter, providing food in a dining facility to the indigent." However, even in exempted settings, the Mayor of the City of Austin and the Austin/'Travis County Health Authority strongly encourage compliance with recommendations attached to the order, which include social distancing, providing hand sanitizer and tissues, and increasing cleaning of commonly and frequently touched surfaces.

Background Information

State Texas
Jurisdiction Name Austin
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 800,000+

Policy Details

Emergency management?


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