Downtown Austin

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the shelter-in-place would start tomorrow, rather than be issued* tomorrow. No timeline has been set at this point.

Mayor Adler just announced that on Tuesday, March 24th, the City of Austin and Travis County will issue a shelter-in-place order in response to the Coronavirus.

What does this mean for you:

  • All none-essential businesses will close
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, media outlets, will remain open
  • Select restaurants will still offer curb-side pickup and deliveries
  • You can go outside to walk your dog or exercise as long as you practice social distancing (6 feet between you and others)

We know this is a bummer but the better we are at observing these rules the sooner we can get back to our normal way of life. Please do your part.

For more information, see this article from The Austin American Statesman.

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.