COVID-19 Update
Cases and hospitalizations increased more this week, with the seven day hospital average of admissions reaching the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, now at an average of 86 daily admissions. Yesterday reported the highest number of new cases in a single day in Travis County with 879. There have been a total of 54,814 cumulative cases in Travis County, which is up by 4,219 compared with the same time last week and 3,519 compared with the week before that. Here is a further breakdown of the numbers:
  • 5,616 this week
  • 4,574 last week
  • 4,529* week before last
LOCAL (78734, 78738, 78669 ZIP CODES)
  • 1,701 cumulative cases this week
  • 1,540 cumulative cases last week
  • 1,384* cumulative cases week before last
  • 517 this week
  • 411 last week
  • 335* week before last
  • 152 this week
  • 130 last week
  • 90* week before last

*data is missing numbers for Thursday, December 24 due to the Christmas holiday.
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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Vaccines have been shipped to some local providers in the Lakeway area and throughout Travis County. Vaccinations are now taking place for those in group Phase 1A, which includes front line workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Vaccines are also authorized for those in group Phase 1B, which includes persons ages 65 and over, or 16 and over with at least one chronic medical condition, including pregnancy. There is information on the city's website in the resource section that includes an interactive map of local providers, including the number of doses that have been shipped to those providers, along with their contact information, plus links to the state and local health agencies with information about group breakdowns and timelines. Click here for those details. For questions about COVID-19 vaccinations and whether you're eligible, please reach out to your physician or health care provider first.
Last Call For Your Christmas Trees
Today is the last day to drop off your Christmas Tree at our Public Works Department for recycling. This is a free service for our residents. As of this morning, around 100 residents have taken advantage of the drop-off. The Public Works Department is located at 3303 Serene Hills Drive. The gates are open until 3:30 this afternoon. If you do plan to recycle your tree with us, please remove all decorations and lights before drop-off.
NEW: Gingerbread House Winners

The winners for the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest were recently published on our website. First Place went to Jessie Hiller with a snow covered Gingerbread Church. Judges were impressed with the clever use of frosting to make the stained glass windows as well as the Rice Krispy greenery. A close runner-up went to Laci Wright with a Gingerbread mansion (pictured above). Judges were impressed with the gumdrop walkway, candy cane pillars and chimney made of sour candy bricks. Click here to see more from our winners. Winners for the 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt will be announced soon.
NEW: January Library Programs

The Lake Travis Community Library has some virtual educational programs for both young and older adults to kick off the new year. On Monday, January 11 there will be a monthly session kick-off called Bilingual Boogie Story Time for children to learn the Spanish vocabulary such as greetings, colors and animals. On that same day at 1 p.m. there will be a workshop for older adults to learn exercises and techniques to improve balance and safeguard from fall risks at your home. If you're interested in registering for these classes, or learning more about other programs from the local library, click here.
Thursday, Jan. 14 @ 9 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16 @ 8 a.m.