COVID-19 Update: More Businesses Can Open Today
Several more businesses will be able to begin opening today per the Governor's Phase 2 plan to "Open Texas." Bars, bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, rodeo/equestrian events, aquariums and natural caverns will be able to start operations again, but under specific safety protocols outlined by the State. Restaurants will also be able to start serving dine-in customers at 50% capacity instead of the previous 25%.

On May 31, day youth camps, summer camps and professional sports without in-person spectators will be able to begin operation. However, all businesses opening should be following specific outlined protocols from the Governor. Click here to review those protocols.

Governor Abbott issued an executive order yesterday terminating restrictions on air travel from those entering the State, which previously required a quarantine period. Those locations with lifted restrictions are California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Atlanta (Georgia), Chicago (Illinois), Detroit (Michigan), and Miami (Florida). Click here for more details.

Mayor Cox went through this latest update from the Governor in her Facebook Live address yesterday afternoon. Click here to view that video.

Now, to the numbers. Austin-Travis County is reporting that there have been 2,712 positive COVID-19 cases to date in Travis County. That number is up by 367 compared to the same time last week, 343 the week before that and 348 the week before that one. There have been 46 positive COVID-19 cases in the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738 and 78669), which is up by 4 from the same time last week. The 30 to 39 year old age range continues to be the highest reporting group, followed by the 20 to 29 year old age range, and then the 40 to 49 age range. 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. Thank you for helping keep our community protected during this time.

Finally, please drive safe and sober this holiday weekend if you plan to venture out. We wish everyone a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend!





Councilmembers Sworn In This Week
Three familiar faces were sworn-in for their second term this week during the virtual City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Higginbotham, Councilmember Louis Mastrangelo and Councilmember Steve Smith all officially took the oath of office for their second term following an uncontested race in May. Judge Michele Locke gave the oath of office during the live video conference Monday night. Each will serve another two years on City Council. Additionally, a City Council majority vote named Higginbotham as continued Mayor Pro Tem for the City. Click here to watch this Monday's City Council meeting.
Update From the Local Hospital...
As Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway schedules surgeries and procedures, the team with the hospital wanted to pass along their COVID-19 Safe Care Plan, which includes new preventative measures and care options to help keep patients safe while visiting the facility. The plan includes the testing of patients, information about virtual waiting rooms and care options, masking guidelines, and enhanced cleaning and touch-free protocols.  Click here  to review BSW’s Safe Care Plan.  Click here  to read a letter from the president of BSW - Lakeway. 

Additionally, BSW medical professionals will be giving an update related to COVID-19 during the Mayor's weekly Facebook Live address next Thursday, May 28 at 4 p.m. on our Facebook channel ( facebook.com/cityoflakeway). The video will also be available to view from our website.
NEW: Virtual Memorial Day Tribute

The City of Lakeway has a tradition of paying tribute to those who gave their life serving their country. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the typical Memorial Day in-person ceremony will not be able to take place this year. However, we are producing a special video organized by Mike Boston with The Heritage Center. On Monday, May 25, please check back on our website (lakeway-tx.gov) for a link to a special video featuring Major General (R), USAF, Rod Kelly, the Daughters of the American Revolution, our police color guard and patriotic music. Thank you to all those that have served and continue to serve our country, as we take time to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
NEW: City Facilities/Events Update

City offices will be closed this coming Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The lap pool at the Swim Center will be open with limited capacity and limited hours on Memorial Day and the remainder of the weekday for lap swimming, water aerobics and Masters Swim. Click here for a schedule. There is currently not a date set for when the remainder of the Swim Center or Activity Center will open, but announcements will be made soon. Plans for the 4th of July celebration are also in the works, and details about the modified event(s) for that day will be released in the coming days. City facilities continue to remain closed at this time to in-person visits, however, we still remain in operation through the pandemic. Thank you for your patience during this unusual time, as we continue to keep safety as our top priority.
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