The City of Austin has enacted new temporary restrictions on community gatherings of 10 or more. This effort is intended to slow the spread of the covid-19 virus. Due to these new restrictions, all RCG in-person events are canceled, beginning 17 March through 1 May.
May all be safe and well.
City of Austin COVID-19 Updates
The new Orders
, which will run from 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, until May 1, 2020 unless changed, were adopted by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt as the reported number of local cases of COVID-19 rose to 10.
City of Austin Order: Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants and Bars
Austin-Travis County is closing bars and suspending dine-in service at restaurants for six weeks under new Orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. Under the new Orders, food establishments are ordered to close common dining areas open to the public and encouraged to provide take-away, delivery or drive-thru, to limit exposure between individuals. Meanwhile, bars are ordered to close common bar spaces open to the public and are prohibited from allowing consumption on premises. Learn more about Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants and Bars
City of Austin Order: Community Gatherings of 10 People or More
Community gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or other confined indoor or outdoor space are prohibited, due to “the substantial risks to the public”. However, a number of “critical facilities” are exempt from the Orders. They include but are not limited to government buildings providing essential services, schools or colleges, grocery stores and pharmacies, transit and transit facilities, the airport and airport operations, and hospitals and medical facilities. In these places “social distancing” and frequent cleaning is strongly encouraged.
We are aware that the new Orders will impact all Austin businesses, especially our creative sector, service industry, restaurants, venues and other local businesses. Our focus is to provide support through resources
educating our creatives and local businesses. Many of the resources
we’re offering provide immediate support to ensure the economic and mental health of our local business owners, employees, and their families.
People impacted by the new Orders are invited to visit the City of Austin COVID-19
webpage for up-to-date information about the Orders and additional services. Community members may contact 3-1-1 with questions about particular services.
Our team will continue to keep you updated on the latest developments that impact you as a community member.
Austin RCG Council