BrykerWoods and COVID-19
The city of Austin has a comprehensive site devoted to COVID-19 information. It includes a public dashboard of confirmed cases, broken down by Austin areas and date, as well as a wealth of other local information regarding the virus. You can also track confirmed cases by zip code on this site.
For more general information about best practices in combatting COVID-19, we recommend the CDC’s website.
For the latest park closure information, such as the major closures of public parks this past weekend, the city has a dedicated page with that information.
Our city council representative, Alison Alter, is providing regular updates. She is also requesting everyone in the district to complete a short survey to help her better represent her neighborhoods during the pandemic. You can sign up for her newsletter here and email her office at District10@austintexas.gov.
Getting really local for a minute, the Randalls at 35th Street has “golden hours” every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 am that are reserved for senior citizens and other at-risk members of the community, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems. For those that don’t fit that description, please avoid trips to Randalls during those hours.
Please remember the advice to wear a face covering when you go out in public, including in the neighborhood! It’s not to protect you, but to protect others.
Other practical links to COVID-19:
- Travis County COVID-19 Information
- Travis County Justices of the Peace – non-essential court proceedings, including evictions, off until after May 8
- Report concerns/complaints about the order from the County Judge related to COVID-19
- Governor Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-14
- Central Health COVID-19 Information – if you are uninsured and have COVID-19 symptoms, call 512-978-8775
- Google’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports – is social distancing working? (Search by county, state, or country)
- UT Austin’s COVID-19 Healthcare Demand Projections –graphs how social distancing reduces virus spread
- CapMetro & COVID-19
- Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 Resources for Job Seekers – Call Center 800-939-6631; 7 AM – 7 PM, seven days per week starting April 13th
- Workforce Solutions Capital Area
- US Small Business Administration COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
- In-home child care support for Texas frontline workers from Care.com – caregivers can waive fees on this portal
- Texas Education Agency COVID-19 Support and Guidance
- Austin Independent School District COVID-19 Updates
- All Together ATX Fund
- “Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic – Stay home, stay safe, and still scratch that travel itch” – links for virtual day trips by Gerald E. McLeod for The Austin Chronicle