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

Here's The List!

March 24, 2020
Essential Businesses

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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