COVID-19 Update
Yesterday afternoon, medical professionals with Baylor Scott and White - Lakeway gave an update on the current state of local hospitalizations here in the community on the weekly Facebook Live update. Mayor Cox also gave an overview of what we know to date related to the virus. Click here to watch that video, which includes a question and answer session with the medical professionals.

Hospitalizations remained steady this week, maintaining an average of 70.6 hospitalizations over a seven-day rolling average, which teeters on a level where Stage 5 (the highest stage for restrictions in Travis County) could be initiated. In a five-county area (including Travis County), there are currently 458 COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 148 currently in ICU. There is a total hospital capacity of 1,500 beds for COVID-19 patients.

Due to the pandemic, tonight's showing of "Aladdin" as part of Dive-In Movies has been canceled, along with next week's Movies In The Park showing of "Pokémon Pikachu Detective." The Lakeway Community Blood Drive will still take place at the Activity Center tomorrow morning for those who are registered. Proper health and safety protocols will be in place. No walk-ins will be accepted. If you'd like to be added to the short waitlist in case of individual cancellations, please email the organizers at or visit Be sure to check back on our website for the latest updates.

There have now been a total of 16,983 cumulative cases in Travis County. That number is up by 3,119 compared to this same time last week, 3,169 the week before that, and 3,598 the week before that one. For the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738, 78669), there have been 282 cases identified to date, which is up by 53 compared to the same time last week. Click here for more details and to view the tracking tool, which includes an interactive map to see cases by your zip code.

Please continue to wash your hands regularly, practice physical/social distancing, and wear a proper face covering in public. Thank you for helping keep our community safe during this difficult and unusual time.

Census Responses Still Needed
More than half of American households have now responded online, over the phone and through mail to the 2020 Census. Over 70% of residents in the Lakeway area have already responded, which is above the state average. Of all cities in Texas, the Lakeway response rate is in the top 10%. However, close to one-third of households in our area still need to take this important survey. It's also required by law. If you have yet to complete it, there is still time. We strongly encourage our residents to complete this important process, and you can do it simply from your desktop computer, laptop or even smart phone. Responses help shape decisions about how billions of dollars in federal funds flow for the next 10 years to communities like ours for critical services such as healthcare, emergency response, schools and infrastructure. Due to the pandemic, the window to take the survey was extended to the end of October. Beginning this month, Census takers will start interviewing homes that have yet to respond to help ensure everyone is counted. Census takers will incorporate the most current health and safety guidance from federal, state and local officials. Click here to complete the Census. For more information, you can also visit
Summer Safety Tips from LPD
This past week we hit well over 100 degrees for several days in our area. The hot weather will continue into the next week with forecasted highs hovering around 100 all week. As the hot weather continues, it's important to follow this important advice from the Lakeway Police Department:

  • Stay Cool: Stay in air conditioning as much as possible. Avoid direct sunlight. Wear light-colored, breathable clothing when outside.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic or sugary drinks as much as possible.
  • Check Your Vehicle: Make sure to always check the backseats to ensure everyone is out of the car when exiting, including pets.

For more tips to protect yourself from the hot weather, along with water/lake safety, fire safety, driving safety and information about the police department's House Watch program for those looking to get away for a few days, click here.

NEW: LTISD School Year Plans

The Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) sent out a message this week that remote learning for the 2020/2021 school year for students will begin on Wednesday, August 19. Austin Public Health has ordered that school districts in the area must delay face-to-face learning until after Monday, September 7. This includes athletics and extracurricular activities. Click here for more information and to follow the latest information from the local school district.
NEW: Virtual Fishing Derby

The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department has launched a fun, new virtual contest you can do with your family. Go fishing, and take a snapshot of your catch with a measuring device. Submit the timestamped photo to and you could win a prize for biggest catch, smallest catch or most unique catch! Deadline to submit a photo will be Sunday, August 2. For rules and information on how to enter the contest, click here.
  • July 17, 1762: Catherine II (Catherine the Great) becomes tsar of Russia
  • July 17, 1821: Kingdom of Spain cedes territory of Florida to U.S.
  • July 17, 1902: Willis Carrier creates first air conditioner in Buffalo, NY
  • July 17, 1936: Beginning of the Spanish Civil War
  • July 17, 1955: Disneyland dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, CA
  • July 17, 1962: Last atmospheric nuclear weapons test with "Small Boy" detonation
  • July 17, 1975: First spacecraft link between two nations with Apollo-Soyuz Project
  • July 17, 1984: National drinking age in U.S. changed from 18 to 21
  • July 17, 1989: First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
  • July 17, 2018: 12 new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter
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