COVID-19 Update
The Travis County COVID-19 Public Dashboard indicates there have been a total of 1,312 confirmed cases in Travis County reported so far as of Friday morning, an increase of 283 since the same time last Friday. The highest reporting age range continues to be the 30 to 39 year old category, followed by the 20 to 29 year old category for both men and women. Click here to review the breakdown. Additionally, Governor Greg Abbott announced this week that there is plenty of hospital capacity available in Texas to handle COVID-19 hospitalizations. As of this post, there are currently 19,438 available hospital beds and 6,506 available ventilators statewide. In our Central Texas five-county region, there are more than 1,000 available hospital beds and nearly 400 available ventilators. There are currently 79 hospitalized for COVID-19 in our five-county region. Click here to review the detailed hospital data by State and Region.

Austin Public Health has now launched a new online assessment tool for Travis County residents to help determine whether a COVID-19 test is needed. The assessment is free along with the test if the individual qualifies. An individual will need to create an account and answer a few questions. If the individual qualifies, they will be scheduled to visit one of the drive-through testing sites in the area to complete the test. Click here for details and to take the assessment.

Governor Abbott began the process of slowly opening Texas to the public this week, including the re-opening of State Parks earlier this week and allowing retailers to offer to-go or delivery services starting today. Find out more about the Orders in place to Open Texas by going to the Official Stay At Home Orders link below. Governor Abbott will make another announcement Monday regarding next steps in the re-opening process.

Finally, there are nearly 500,000 jobs posted across Texas for those looking for work right now. The Governor encouraged those looking for work to visit to review and apply for jobs by city and zip code, and also to visit Workforce Solutions here in Central Texas.

Click on the links below for helpful up-to-date information regarding the latest on COVID-19 here in Lakeway. Please continue to wash your hands regularly, maintain the proper physical distancing (6-feet of separation) and wear face coverings in public.

Health Tips from Baylor Scott & White
Your health shouldn’t take a break because of  COVID-19 or physical distancing. It’s more important now than ever to keep attending to your health conditions and taking care of yourself. Baylor Scott and White Medical Center - Lakeway would like to remind you of these four important health tips:

  • Take emergencies seriously. When emergency care is received in a timely fashion, it can significantly improve your health and chances of making a full recovery with less risk for brain and heart damage.
  • Don't be afraid to go to the Emergency Department.
  • Continue routine care virtually. If you have an upcoming appointment, your doctor may reach out to you to convert in-person appointments to a virtual care options.
  • Take care of your well-being. Though your daily routines may have shifted, continue to take care of your body and mind through exercise, a nutritious diet and a focus on metal health.

Follow this link for more health tips from Baylor Scott & White.
'Chalk Your Walk' Photo Album
Lakeway is full of amazing artists! We would like to thank all of the residents and businesses who submitted photos for our 'Chalk Your Walk' event last week. Dozens of residents sent us more than 100 positive images and messages through email and by tagging us on social media. We posted those messages earlier this week. Click here to review the album we've put together. Our Parks & Recreation Department also spotted some creative inspirational messages on rocks that were decorated along the Hamilton Greenbelt trails the other day. Click here to take a look at some of those messages. Thanks again Lakeway for helping spread well wishes during this difficult time, and continue to Be Safe!
NEW: Brush Recycling

This Saturday, April 25, from 8:00 a.m. to noon residents are invited to drop off leaves, brush, shrubs and tree trimmings at the Public Works Department located at 3303 Serene Hills Drive. This is a FREE service. Residents may dispose of one pickup truck load of yard waste or up to one 8' X 5' pile at no charge. Contractors will not be able to deliver for residents. Please call (512) 608-9000 if you have any questions. Additionally, Public Works will continue to accept brush Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until further notice. Click here for details.
NEW: Pedestrian Crossing Signal

You've probably noticed a big change along Lohman's Crossing Road this past week. The Public Works Department has installed a new pedestrian crossing signal in front of Lakeway Elementary, 1701 Lohmans Crossing Road. This HAWK beacon (High-intensity Activated crossWalK beacon) is a traffic control device used to stop cars and help pedestrians cross the street safely . Even though school is currently not in session, the crosswalk is now operational for pedestrians in the area. Please click here for more details about how it works.
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