Mayor Steve Adler announced a stay-at-home order for the City of Austin on Tuesday. It went into effect at midnight on March 24.

Citizens are being asked to stay at home except when essential goods and services are necessary.

The order suspends non-essential business. Here is a list of open facilities, businesses, and services:

  • Auto dealerships and auto shops
  • Banks and related financial institutions
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter and social services to the needy
  • Businesses that supply computers, video and audio electronics, microelectronics, semiconductors, hardware, paint, electrical and plumbing material, sanitary equipment, and medical equipment
  • Businesses that supply products for those who work from home
  • Childcare facilities
  • Clinics
  • Convenience stores
  • Critical trades such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, pool cleaners and other services that maintain safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences
  • Dentists
  • Educational institutions, including public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as long as they are operating for the purpose of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research or performing other essential functions
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Farms and other establishments that fish and raise livestock to sell
  • Food banks
  • Food delivery services
  • Funeral, mortuary, cremation, burial, cemetery and other funeral-related services as long as social distancing can take place
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores and supermarkets
  • Hardware and supply stores
  • Home-based care and services, which includes caregivers who take care of seniors, adults and children
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and motels
  • Information technology services
  • Infrastructures such as electricity gas, water, wastewater and other public works
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers
  • Liquor stores
  • Mail and delivery services including post office boxes
  • Mental health providers
  • Moving supply services
  • News media
  • Other establishments that sell canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supplies, fresh meats, fish poultry and other household products such as cleaning and personal care products
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Pharmacies
  • Professional services such as legal or accounting services, insurance services and real estate services
  • Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, children and animals
  • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food as long as customers can only order delivery and takeout
  • Transportation such as aircraft, taxis and other private providers such as Uber and Lyft. However, both Uber and Lyft suspended shared rides globally to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus
  • Veterinary care
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