The order comes as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the state.Continue reading
Travis County is closing its park system over the Fourth of July holiday weekend period as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge in Central Texas.
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to rise, park officials say they could remain closed past the holiday.
On Monday, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe recommended all local governments cancel publicly sponsored events and close public spaces in advance of the Fourth of July weekend to discourage social gatherings.
“The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority,” festival organizers said Wednesday in a statement canceling the popular festival.Continue reading