COVID-19 Update: Phase 1 to 'Open Texas' begins Today
The Governor's first phase to 'Open Texas' begins today with restaurants, retail shops, malls, museums, libraries and movie theaters being allowed to open to customers with certain protocols and restrictions, including utilizing 25% capacity. Lake Travis Fire Rescue has set up a simple calculator for businesses to determine that number. Click here for that link. While some of these businesses have decided to open under the State's guidelines, others have chosen to stay closed out of precaution, or to better plan a safe opening strategy. It's important to check the business's website for instructions before heading to the actual location. Carry-out, delivery and curbside service are also still options at many of these locations.

Additionally, per Lakeway's updated Order, sporting facilities like golf operations and tennis are allowed to resume starting today, but play must be kept to no more than four individuals. Boating is also allowed. The City's basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, tennis and skate park have all opened under this specific rule. Please keep occupancy of these facilities to no more than four individuals per the Order in place. Additionally, please continue to follow proper social distancing guidelines and though no longer mandatory, it is still encouraged for individuals to wear a face covering in public to help prevent the spread of the virus to others. City facilities will remain closed for the time being to in-person traffic. However, the City remains in operation. The "COVID-19 Resources" tab below has contact information for all departments and services.

Mayor Cox gave an update on the recent Orders in her Live presentation yesterday. That video is available by clicking here . In her Update, she went over the details of the updated State and local Orders, and answered resident comment. Please click the links below for details regarding the updated Orders in place, along with updated FAQs.

Finally, an update on the numbers. In Travis County, there have been 1,654 confirmed cases to date. That's an increase of 342 since the same time last week, and 283 for the same reporting period the week before. There have been 31 cases reported in the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738 and 78669). The male and female age group of 30 to 39 continues to show the highest reported cases, followed by the 20 to 29 male and female age group. For a detailed breakdown, please click here . And again, please continue to practice the proper social distancing guidelines, wash hands regularly, and stay home as much as possible unless it's for an essential activity. We appreciate everyone doing their part in this difficult time to help slow the spread of this virus. We're here for you with any questions ( - Stay Strong Lakeway!

Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it's more important than ever to make sure your focusing not only your physical health, but also your mental wellness. There are several mental health resources available on our COVID-19 Resource Page. A State mental health support line is available for those who need someone to reach out to by calling (833) 986-1919. Additionally, Mental Health America has a list of resources available for parents, caregivers, first responders, older adults and many other groups to help give guidance through the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to connect to that information.
Virtual City Council Meeting Monday
There will be a special City Council meeting on Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. As with the previous meeting, this will be conducted exclusively by video conference. City Hall will be closed to in-person visits. You can access the agenda by clicking here. If you would like to speak on a particular item during the video conference, there is a new submission request form available on the agenda as well. You can also click here to go directly to that form. You can watch the meeting Monday night on our website by clicking here.
NEW: Air Quality Awareness Week

Next week is national Air Quality Awareness Week with the theme "Better Air, Better Health." Despite the current appearance of better air quality due to fewer vehicles on the roadways, residents should remain vigilant in being air aware and continue to check the Air Quality Index (AQI), know when to take health precautions and know how to help reduce pollution. Our area is expected to have ozone levels in the "Moderate" range through parts of the weekend due to light winds, lots of sun and warm temperatures. This means if you are sensitive to ozone, consider reducing your activity level or the amount of time you plan to be outside. Click here for daily air quality updates and additional details.
NEW: Repaving Project in City Park

Crews will be repaving parts of the walking trails and parking lot in City Park starting on Monday, May 1. The project will take about three days to complete. The park will remain open during that time, but if you plan to visit City Park next week, please be aware that parts of the trails and sections of the parking lot will be closed during that time. It may be difficult to see in the picture above, but the orange sections will be the areas where the repaving work will be taking place Monday through Wednesday. The entire parking lot will be closed on Thursday, May 7 while a seal coat is applied. Everything should be open again by Friday, May 8. Thank you for your patience as we complete these patches and improvements.
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