City of Austin Releases COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines

Understanding stages of risk and how to adjust your behavior

On May 13, Austin Public Health released this color-coded chart to walk Austinites through various stages of COVID-19 risk and how to adapt their behavior. As of May 20, Austin/Travis County is assessed as being in Stage 3. See the city's COVID-19 dashboard ( for daily monitoring.

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