Essential Businesses Open during Austin's "Stay Home, Work Safe' order.

Here's The List!

March 24, 2020
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Mayor Adler announced and released the "Stay Home, Work Safe' order in effect at 11:59pm until April 13 for Travis County and the City of Austin over the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The order requires closure of all non-essential businesses and operations. It specifies what constitutes an essential business. 

Essential Businesses that can stay open:

  • Healthcare
  • Grocery stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Farmers
  • Social services and charities
  • News media
  • Gas stations
  • Banks
  • Hardware and supply stores
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Exterminators
  • Pool cleaners
  • Mail and delivery services
  • Laundry services
  • Restaurants if they remain take-out only
  • Businesses that sell supplies to help people work from home
  • Transportation services like ride shares
  • Legal, accounting, insurance, and real estate services
  • IT
  • Moving supply services
  • Hotels and motels
  • Funeral services
  • Schools
  • Childcare facilities

Essential activities are:

  • Getting healthcare
  • Necessary supplies like food and items to work from home
  • Outdoor activity like exercising if you can maintain social distancing
  • Taking care of others
  • Performing work or getting services from an essential business or government service

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