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Modifications Made on May 8 to the Stay Home Orders continue to:
- Ask individuals to stay home and refrain from attending social gatherings of any size outside a single household, subject to stated exceptions.
- Require face coverings in public, while making it clear that no civil or criminal penalty will be imposed for failure to wear one.
- Ask individuals to practice social distancing, maintaining at least a six-foot distance from other individuals, and to wash their hands regularly with soap.
Health Resources & Services
Using Fabric Face Coverings
As part of the May 8 extension to the Stay Home–Work Safe Order, the public is required to wear fabric face coverings when conducting essential activities or work.
How to make face coverings at home:
Tutorials for Three Mask Designs from Austin Public Health
The CDC’s Video on How to Make Your Own Face Covering
More Recommendations for Cloth Face Covers from the CDC
APH Online Assessment and Testing App
which will allow residents of Austin-Travis County to complete an online
assessment to determine their eligibility for a COVID-19 test.
Public Health Information & Guidelines
State of Texas
Texas Department of State Health Services
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