COVID-19 Update
This week Austin Public Health officials addressed the increased number of cases in Travis County. Daily reported cases surpassed 100 each day so far this week for the first time, with Tuesday seeing the highest number to date in Travis County at 161. In a live Q&A earlier this week, health officials attributed the possible rise due in part to activities before and during the Memorial Day holiday. Positive cases are input on the day the results come back, not when tests are performed, so there is a lag time between the potential onset of symptoms, when the tests are conducted and when the results are posted. That lag time could be several days to more than a week. Additionally, the positivity rate is 9.2%, which is up from previous weeks. That percentage is the comparison between the number of tests given and the number that come back positive. In Travis County, the average daily hospitalizations has increased to around 15 on a 7-day rolling average. If Travis County reaches 20 hospitalizations on a 7-day rolling average, that would trigger Stage 4, which could included enhanced restrictions. There are currently 112 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in a five-county Central Texas area (including Travis County). Click here to view the Travis County assessment tool. Mayor Cox addressed this topic in yesterday's Facebook Live. Click here to watch the two-part videos on our FB Channel. If you believe you need a test, click here to take the free assessment, which will include details on testing if you qualify.

Per the Governor's Phase 3 plan to 'Open Texas,' restaurants will be able to serve dine-in customers indoors at a 75% capacity starting today. Other businesses were allowed to begin a 50% capacity last week. Click here for health and safety protocol sheets for the safe opening of businesses from the Governor's office.

While the Swim Center, Activity Center and Heritage Center are now open to a limited capacity, other facilities including City Hall remain closed to in-person visits. Regular hours of operation still continue for most city services. The regular City Council meeting will once again be conducted through video conference on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will be posted this afternoon. Click here to connect to the agenda center. Click here to connect to the video center where the meeting will be streamed Monday.

Here is a further breakdown of the numbers compared to previous weeks. Austin-Travis County is reporting that there have been 4,238 positive COVID-19 cases to date in Travis County. That number is up by 676 compared to the same time last week, 438 the week before that and 412 the week before that one. Click here for more details and to view the tracking tool, including an interactive map to see cases by your zip code.

Please continue to wash your hands regularly, practice social distancing, and while it's not mandatory to wear face coverings, it's still strongly encouraged in public. The Governor's Order also still states there should be no more than 10 people in a group, and proper 6-feet social distancing guidelines should be maintained between groups. Thank you for helping keep our community protected during this difficult and unusual time.

2020 Lakeway Directory Now Available
The 2020 Lakeway Residents Directory is now available! The nonprofit Lakeway Civic Corporation publishes this directory through a contract with Zyn Creative Studios. Every effort has been made to update contact information of residents, as well as valuable numbers that are often needed: City of Lakeway offices; first responders; hospitals; organizations; churches; newspapers; and more. Local businesses have advertised in this directory, so it's also a great opportunity to find ways to shop local.  
The directory is available in both print and online versions. View the online version by going to . In addition, the online version allows you to insert an address to identify the resident, as well as identify the address with a name inserted.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the printed directories will not be delivered to homes. However, the print copies are available for pick up by residents in zip codes 78734 and 78738 at the Lakeway Activity Center and Lakeway City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call ahead if coming to City Hall by calling (512) 703-5300. Also, please limit these complimentary books to one per household.
Contact  if you need help using the directory or if you need help getting a print version.

Movies In The Park Kicks Off Tonight
Movies In The Park will kick off the 2020 season this evening with "Secret Life of Pets 2" starting at dusk (best to be seated by 8:30 p.m.). Bring your blanket and snack, and enjoy the movie at City Park. Please plan to maintain at least 6-feet of distance between other households at the event as proper social distancing guidelines should be maintained. While not mandatory, face coverings are also encouraged for those in close proximity to others in public. Click here for additional summer show times for the Movies In The Park series.
NEW: TexARTS Academy Re-Opening Next Week

TexARTS will be re-opening its Lakeway facility on June 15 with a revised summer schedule. TexARTS is offering a variety of youth intensive training for children and teens of all levels. Limited enrollment is available for half-day and full day camps in musical theatre, acting and dance. The week-long camps are for students ages 5 to 17 and are under the guidance of experienced teaching artists focusing on basic vocal techniques, acting skills, dance and musical theatre. Click here to learn more about the programs available and to sign up.
NEW: Registration Now Open for July Blood Drive

The next Lakeway Community Blood Drive is Saturday, July 18 at 8 a.m. at the Activity Center. Registration is now open. There will be no walk-ins accepted. Other health and safety protocols will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you would like to donate, organizers encourage the public to register well in advance, as the most recent blood drives have booked weeks before the event. Registrations can be made by emailing or by visiting and searching for Group Code A197.
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