Masking recommended regardless if vaccinated or not

This is an important message from Travis County shared Friday, 4:04 p.m.

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Austin. Austin Public Health is recommending people, regardless of vaccination status wear masks indoors and outdoors when you can’t socially distance. For those who are partially or unvaccinated, we need to ask more from you.

We strongly encourage you to stay home except for essential trips. And please consider getting vaccinated now. Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19. Visit to find where you can get your free COVID-19 vaccine.