COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations & New Restrictions
Vaccinations for group Phase 1A continues, along with coordination for group Phase 1B. A new portal with Austin Public Health opened for residents this week that allows you to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine if you have no other options. Once pre-registered, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment when eligible. Click here to connect to the pre-registration portal. It's still recommended to contact your healthcare provider first since doses are still limited. While there are reports of difficulty in receiving a vaccine, more availability is expected in the near future. It's important to keep in contact with your healthcare provider regarding next steps in the process. Click here to connect with more vaccination resources.

The local Order was adapted this week, which no longer allows for temporary signs or banners for advertising to be placed in the City of Lakeway. RVs and travel trailers are temporarily still allowed in driveways during the pandemic. Click here to see the updated City of Lakeway Order.

New restrictions from the State also took place here in Travis County this week due to area hospitals now passing more than 15% of the total number of patients being treated for COVID-19. The restrictions include reducing retail and restaurant occupancy from 75% to 50%, and elective surgeries being put on hold at area hospitals. Click here to review the state's Order regarding retail/restaurant restrictions, and click here to review the Order on elective surgeries.

Cases and hospitalizations continued to increase this week, with the seven day hospital average of admissions reaching the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, now at an average of 88 daily admissions. There have been a total of 59,394 cumulative cases in Travis County, which is up by 4,580 compared with the same time last week and 4,219 compared with the week before that. Here is a further breakdown of the numbers:
 
ACTIVE CASES IN TRAVIS COUNTY
  • 6,364 this week
  • 5,616 last week
  • 4,574 week before last
 
LOCAL (78734, 78738, 78669 ZIP CODES)
  • 1,867 cumulative cases this week
  • 1,701 cumulative cases last week
  • 1,540 cumulative cases week before last
 
HOSPITALIZATIONS IN REGION
  • 587 this week
  • 517 last week
  • 411 week before last

ICU PATIENTS IN REGION
  • 180 this week
  • 152 last week
  • 130 week before last
 
Click here to review the COVID-19 case dashboard, which includes an interactive map to see cases by your zip code. Click here for more details on hospitalizations.
 
Travis County remains in Stage 5 restrictions. Please continue to social/physical distance between individuals not in your household, wear a proper face covering, and wash your hands regularly. Thank you for continuing to follow these guidelines during this difficult and unusual time.




Offices Closed Monday; Virtual City Council Meeting Tuesday
City offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For non-emergencies, contact our police department at (512) 261-2800. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. Additionally, The city council meeting for next week will be held through video conference on Tuesday, January 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for next week's meeting will be posted later today and you'll be able to access it by clicking here. There will be information in the agenda on how to sign up to speak during citizen's participation. The meeting will be broadcast live on our website, and will be available to view at a later date as well. Click here to connect to our video center.
Good Time Scavenger Hunt
The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department has launched a new game you can safely do with your family throughout the remainder of January, and it's all about time! Ten clocks are placed throughout Lakeway City Park along the trails and facilities. If you're able to find all or even just one of those clocks, you could win a prize. You'll just need to scan a QR code on each of the clocks. Then, fill out the form and your entry for that clock will be complete. You'll get one entry for each clock found. All entries must be received by January 31 with a drawing to be held on February 1. Click here for all the details. The clock is ticking! Good luck!
NEW: 12 Days of Christmas Winners

Over 100 individuals participated in this holiday scavenger hunt, which wrapped up the end of December 2020. One dozen lighted numbers were placed throughout Lakeway that had residence exploring area landmarks to complete the challenge. A drawing was recently held for those who entered, and we awarded five individuals with a special holiday basket. Congratulations to Anabelle Trentacosti, Brett Cranford, Carter Lee, Teri O'Brien and TJ McAloon. For more on our virtual games, click here.
NEW: Virtual Pigskin Showdown

As the Super Bowl nears, it's time to see what kind of football skills our residents have. The 2021 Virtual Pigskin Showdown begins next Monday, January 18 and runs through the end of January. Grab a football, kickstand, and a visual recording device and bring them to Dragon Park (702-A Dragon). Then record yourself doing your best kick, throw or punt. You'll be able to then calculate your score for each category. Submit your video and score calculation to events@lakeway-tx.gov for a chance to win a prize. Click here for more.
Saturday, Jan. 16 @ 8 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 18 (All Day)
Tuesday, Jan. 19 @ 6:30 p.m.