COVID-19 Update: More Businesses Can Open Starting Today
Earlier this week, Governor Abbott amended his Orders to allow barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, tanning salons and other cosmetology businesses to begin opening today with certain restrictions in place. Weddings and funeral/burial services can also resume with specific restrictions. Lake, beach and river activities can continue only with your own household or groups of no more than 5 practicing proper social/physical distancing guidelines. Swimming pools can also operate starting today, but only at a maximum of 25% of it's operating capacity. The lap pool at the Swim Center will open on May 18, adhering to the Governor's protocols. Also on May 18, gyms, office buildings and non-essential manufacturing businesses will be able to begin operations following the similar guidelines of no more than 25% operating capacity and strict sanitation guidelines. There are checklist protocols available to download for each type of business, along with a checklist for customers. Click here to connect with those protocols.

Mayor Cox outlined these updated Orders in her Facebook Live speech yesterday afternoon. She also answered many of the questions you may still have regarding these updates. Click here to view that video.

Finally, to the numbers. Austin-Travis County is reporting 2,002 cumulative positive COVID-19 cases to date in Travis County. This is up by 348 from the same time last week, 342 the week before and 283 the week before that one. There are currently 37 reported cumulative cases in the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738, 78669), which is up by 6 since this time last week. Males and females in the 30 to 39 year old age range continue to be the highest reporting group, followed by males and females in the 20 to 29 year old category. Click here to review the data in detail.

Please continue to practice the proper physical/social distancing guidelines, and maintain at least 6-feet separation between others. If you're visiting a sports court, you can have no more than 4 individuals playing at one time. Face coverings, while no longer mandatory by the Governor's Orders, are also still strongly encouraged to help protect others. See below for some additional important links.

Mother's Day Ideas During COVID-19
Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday. It's a yearly reminder to cherish the relationship you have with your mom and other special women in your life. It's not going to be necessarily celebrated the same way this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, but with some creativity you can give your mom the Mother's Day she deserves. The following ideas can be accomplished whether you and your mom live in the same household, or if you live in different locations.

  • Breakfast in bed! Make her breakfast in bed. Or, if you live in different households, consider ordering breakfast and coffee from her favorite local spot to be delivered to her front door on Mother's Day.

  • Decorate her door. Decorate her bedroom door. Or, if you live in different households, stop by mom's place to hang a wreath and other spring decorations on the front porch.

  • If you can't dine with your mom at home, host a virtual happy hour for her and any other special women in your life.

  • Take a stroll together at one of our beautiful parks ensuring proper social/physical distancing guidelines if you don't live in the same household. It's a good stress reliever and a great way to catch up.
Connect with Lake Travis Community Library
While the Lake Travis Community Library remains closed at this time as a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are still currently providing many free and educational programs online. With activities ranging from breathing techniques to origami, you are sure to find something that suits your interests! Take a look at the full list of what they have to offer and instructions on joining by visiting the library calendar.
NEW: Cool Addition to Skate Park

Local Lake Travis ISD students presented an idea to Parks & Recreation late last year, and then City Council regarding the need for a refrigerated water fountain at the skate park. During the hot summer months, not having access to cool drinking water after hitting the park was difficult. So, these young men took it upon themselves to let their leaders know. Well, the team at Parks & Recs listened! A new chilled water/bottle refill fountain is now installed next to the skate park thanks to this group of young men. We are proud of them for getting involved in their local government and taking steps to improve their city for others. Way to go!
NEW: Update on our Parks

The parking lot at City Park and much of the trail should be re-opened starting tomorrow following some re-paving work that was completed this week. Additionally, all park bathrooms are now re-opened following a temporary closure due to COVID-19. City staff are working to ensure frequent sanitation of those facilities. While limited parts of the Swim Center will open starting May 18, the Activity Center will continue to remain closed for the time being. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time, and please continue to practice proper social/physical distancing guidelines when visiting our parks.
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